Spinal anaesthesia in a child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.


Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a complex congenital heart disease, is the most common lethal cardiac defect in neonates. Its treatment includes cardiac transplantation and/or surgical palliation. Associated extracardiac congenital abnormalities are exceptional. We report the case of a neonate with HLHS and anorectal atresia who required urgent surgical management to relieve intestinal obstruction. The surgery was successfully performed under spinal anaesthesia.


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@article{Sacrista2003SpinalAI, title={Spinal anaesthesia in a child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.}, author={S Sacrista and D Kern and O Fourcade and P Izard and P Galinier and K Samii and B Cathala}, journal={Paediatric anaesthesia}, year={2003}, volume={13 3}, pages={253-6} }