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Preoperative Evaluation

  • Ida Salvo
  • Anna Camporesi
Part of the Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain in Neonates and Children book series (AICPNC)


Perioperative morbidity and mortality in pediatric anesthesia have both declined in the last decades due to improvements in perioperative techniques, identification of risk factors and analysis of potentially correctable causes of critical incidents [1–6]. Although the majority of children undergoing anesthesia are healthy, it is essential to identify any risk factor that may lead to an unexpected adverse event in the perioperative period. For this reason, a thorough preoperative assessment is crucial to optimize the child’s condition for anesthesia and surgery.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ida Salvo
    • 1
  • Anna Camporesi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care“V. Buzzi” HospitalMilanItaly

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