General anesthesia prior to treatment of anterior mediastinal masses in pediatric cancer patients.

@article{Ferrari1990GeneralAP,
  title={General anesthesia prior to treatment of anterior mediastinal masses in pediatric cancer patients.},
  author={Lynne R Ferrari and Robert F. Bedford},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={991-5}
}
Many children with malignant diseases who present with an anterior mediastinal mass must undergo general anesthesia for tissue diagnosis or tumor resection. One hundred sixty-three pediatric patients over a period of 6 yr were admitted to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with a diagnosis of anterior mediastinal mass. Forty four of these patients required surgery and their records were reviewed. In recent years perioperative radiation therapy has been advocated for this patient group prior… CONTINUE READING

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