Objective: Describe the use of general anesthesia with laryngeal mask airway management, and the presence of complications in children who require anesthesia for radiotherapy. The demographic and clinical characteristics of the children studied will also be described. material and methods: This is a descriptive, retrospective study. Clinical and demographic data were obtained from radiotherapy procedures with general anesthesia in children under 15 years of age completed between 2014 and 2016. The data collected included: sex, age, number of radiotherapies with general anesthesia, diagnosis, type of anesthesia, airway management device, complications (nausea and vomiting, laryngospasm and Bron-chopulmonary aspiration). The data were analyzed through descriptive statistics. Results: 1,285 radiotherapies where analyzed in 65 children. All patients received general anesthesia. Of the total sessions, only in 85 (7%). Was required to install a peripheral intravenous line or the patient had one. In 1,139 (94%) of the cases, the preferred airway management device was laryngeal mask, 64 (5%) presented with tracheostomy, and in 8 (0.66%) patients it was necessary to use an orotracheal tube. Nausea and vomiting occurred in 71 cases (5.53%), and laryngospasm in only 9 (0.7%) patients. Conclusion: General anesthesia with laryngeal mask airway management is a useful technique associated with low complications when caring for children requiring anesthesia for radiotherapy. Also, in this context, it seems unnecessary to routine install a peripheral intravenous line.
|Título traducido de la contribución||General anesthesia with laryngeal mask airway management for radiotherapy in children: Anesthetic technique and complications|
|Número de páginas||6|
|Publicación||Revista Chilena de Anestesia|
|Estado||Publicada - 2018|
|Publicado de forma externa||Sí|
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