Anesthesia and postoperative management of spinal deformity surgery in growing children

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Because scoliosis surgery is multidisciplinary, several teams must work together to assure The best outcome. Early onset scoliosis may be associated with progressive restrictive lung disease, which increases The risks of pulmonary complications following surgical correction. The increased prevalence of malnutrition in patients with neuromuscular scoliosis is a sig-nificant concern and one that needs to be eval-uated preoperatively. Mean blood loss per vertebral level correlates will affect The function is critical. Expertise in The man-with The number of vertebral levels fused and agement of The patients in various positions; prevention has been reported to be as high as 500mL. of hypothermia secondary to exposure of a large surgical In view of The ischemic nature of spinal cord injury, it is now suggested that mean arterial pressure (MAP) should be maintained in The low normal range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Growing Spine
Subtitle of host publicationManagement of Spinal Disorders in Young Children
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540852063
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

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