Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy complicating cranial vault reconstruction for sagittal synostosis in a child.

@article{Lee2005AnteriorIO,
  title={Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy complicating cranial vault reconstruction for sagittal synostosis in a child.},
  author={Jonathan C.F. Lee and Mark W. Crawford and James Bob Drake and J. Raymond Buncic and Christopher Forrest},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={559-62}
}
The authors report a case of postoperative visual loss in a pediatric patient who underwent an uneventful cranial vault reconstruction. A 5-year-old boy underwent total cranial vault reconstruction for nonsyndromic sagittal synostosis. He was positioned prone for 6 hours and then supine for the final 2 hours of surgery. Controlled hypotension was used to maintain the systolic arterial pressure at 80 mmHg to 90 mmHg. The intraoperative hematocrit was 23% to 31%. In the immediate postoperative… CONTINUE READING