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Oral case 34

Created: 4/10/2004


A 2.5 kg neonate requires repair of a diaphragmatic hernia.

1. What are the signs and symptoms?

2. What are the anesthetic concerns?

3. Should 100% oxygen be administered? Why or why not?

Outpatient regional anesthesia

1. Is epidural anesthesia a good choice for a repair of an inguinal hernia in an adult outpatient?

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages?

3. What criteria would you use in discharging this patient to home?

Emergency surgery in a cocaine addict

1. What potential problems in anesthetic management would you expect in a cocaine addict who required emergency surgery for repair of a trimalleolar fracture of the ankle?

2. Would you use regional or general anesthetic? Explain.

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