Hypotensive anaesthesia for craniectomy in infancy.

  title={Hypotensive anaesthesia for craniectomy in infancy.},
  author={James Henry Diaz and C H Lockhart},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={51 3},
Deliberate hypotension using halothane and controlled ventilation without positive end-expiratory pressure was employed in 18 of 30 patients undergoing craniectomy for unilateral or bilateral craniosynostosis over a 3-yr period. The technique was simple, resulted in good control of arterial pressure and diminished blood loss, and did not involve extensive monitoring or the use of potentially toxic adjuvant drugs. In the hypotensive group mean systolic arterial pressure was decreased from 92.5… CONTINUE READING

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