Colonoscopy under general anesthesia in children.

  title={Colonoscopy under general anesthesia in children.},
  author={Mary F. Dillon and Shannon Brown and William Casey and Debra Walsh and M T Durnin and K Abubaker and Brendan Drumm},
  volume={102 2 Pt 1},
OBJECTIVE In children, colonoscopy is usually performed using deep sedation that may be associated with significant risks. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of colonoscopy performed under general anesthesia. METHODS All patients undergoing colonoscopy during a 3-year period were reviewed for the study. One hundred and thirty-six procedures were performed. Colonoscopies were performed by a pediatric gastroenterologist. Anesthesia was administered by a pediatric anesthetist… CONTINUE READING


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