n South African Journal of Surgery - Anaesthetic considerations for paediatric laparoscopy : anaesthesia
|Article Title||Anaesthetic considerations for paediatric laparoscopy : anaesthesia|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Publication Date||Feb 2011|
|Pages||22 - 26|
Children, infants and neonates represent an anaesthetic challenge because of age-specific anatomical and physiological issues. Apart from paediatric-specific anaesthetic considerations, the paediatric anaesthetist must understand the implications of laparoscopic surgery, and prevent and react appropriately to changes that will occur during these procedures. Pre-operative assessment is a multi-specialist responsibility. Predicting the effects on each organ system, planning the strategy required and maintaining open communication within the team ensure the success of the operation and limit perioperative morbidity.
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