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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 189-192

Anesthetic challenges in leaking meningomyelocele repair in a neonate

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, INHS Asvini, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Surg Cdr (Dr) Vidhu Bhatnagar
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, INHS Asvini, Near RC Church, Colaba, Mumbai - 400 005, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmms.jmms_71_18

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Meningomyelocele is a neural tube defect, which comprises of a saccular protrusion containing a neural placode bathed in cerebral spinal fluid. Arachnoid covers the surface of the sac and dura or skin is missing. This is a congenital spinal anomaly, a type of spina bifida where there is a failure of fusion of spine. Early surgery is advisable because of increased risk of infection and further damage to nervous tissue. Anesthetic challenges for meningomyelocele surgical repair in a neonate include intubation with proper positioning to avoid rupture of sac, intraoperative prone position ventilation and its related complications maintenance of anesthesia, temperature control, and fluid management. We present a case report of anesthetic challenge of a 2-day-old neonate for detethering and repair of lumbosacral meningomyelocele.

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