Anaesthetic management of nesidioblastosis in a newborn.


This report details the management of a newborn with nesidioblastosis who underwent a 95% pancreatectomy under general anaesthesia. The baby presented with hypoglycemic convulsions, due to hyperinsulinism, and was treated with 12.5% dextrose infusions, glucagon and anticonvulsants. Intraoperatively and postoperatively the baby remained hyperglycemic. A postoperative osmotic diuresis necessitated the use of insulin for brief period. The infant remained euglycemic and convulsion free, following discontinuation of the dextrose infusions and starting of oral feeds. Recovery was uneventful.

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@article{Soares1996AnaestheticMO, title={Anaesthetic management of nesidioblastosis in a newborn.}, author={Alkindar Soares and S A Karapurkar and Swathin Suresh}, journal={Journal of postgraduate medicine}, year={1996}, volume={42 1}, pages={23-6} }