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Clinical and diagnostic imaging findings predict anesthetic complications in children presenting with malignant mediastinal masses.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Paediatric anaesthesia
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
11
Pages
1090–1098
Identifiers
PMID: 17897276
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients who present with orthopnea, upper body edema, great vessel compression and main stem bronchus compression are at risk of anesthesia-related complications. The low severity of complications in our series may reflect a combination of factors: use of the least invasive method such as interventional radiology to obtain tissue for diagnosis, completion of a thorough preoperative assessment and minimal anesthesia intervention.

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