Perioperative Management of Pediatric Patients with Craniosynostosis

Jeffrey L. Koh, Heike Gries

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Abstract

Craniosynostosis, premature closures of the skull sutures, results in dysmorphic features if left untreated. Brain growth and cognitive development may also be impacted. Craniosynostosis repair is usually performed in young infants and has its perioperative challenges. This article provides background information about the different forms of craniosynostosis, with an overview of associated anomalies, genetic influences, and their connection with cognitive function. It also discusses the anesthetic considerations for perioperative management, including blood-loss management and strategies to reduce homologous blood transfusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-481
Number of pages17
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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