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

Authors
  • Anghelescu, Doralina L
  • Burgoyne, Laura L
  • Liu, Tiebin
  • Li, Chin-Shang
  • Pui, Ching-Hon
  • Hudson, Melissa M
  • Furman, Wayne L
  • Sandlund, John T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Paediatric anaesthesia
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2007
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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