A 2-year old child needs bronchoscopy for foreign body in the trachea.
1. How would you induce anesthesia if no IVs were in place?
2. Would rectal thiopental be a good choice?
3. An IV is started, and succinylcholine is given. The child has a cardiac arrest. What is the cause?
4. What is the treatment?
A 36-year old woman for hysterectomy tells you she has acute intermittent porphyria.
1. What are the anesthetic implications?
2. Which drugs would you avoid?