Anesthetic concerns for robot-assisted laparoscopy in an infant
ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA
2004; 99 (6): 1665-1667
A 2-mo-old infant with biliary atresia was scheduled for laparoscopic Kasai with robot assistance. Before surgery, a practice trial maneuvering the cumbersome robotic equipment was performed to ensure rapid access to the patient in case of emergency. IV access, tracheal intubation, and arterial line placement followed inhaled anesthesia induction with sevoflurane. Robotic setup took 53 min and severely limited patient access. No adverse events occurred during the procedure requiring the removal of the robotic equipment, and the patient was discharged after a stable postoperative recovery. Advance preparation is required to maximize patient safety during robotic surgery.
View details for DOI 10.1213/01.ANE.0000137394.99683.66
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View details for PubMedID 15562050