The sitting position for neurosurgery in children: a review of 16 years' experience.

@article{Harrison2002TheSP,
  title={The sitting position for neurosurgery in children: a review of 16 years' experience.},
  author={Emily A. Harrison and Angela Mackersie and Alec McEwan and Elspeth Facer},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2002},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={
          12-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Use of the sitting position for neurosurgery is controversial. The main concern is the risk of venous air embolus (VAE) and its sequelae. METHODS The paediatric neurosurgeons at our institution routinely use the sitting position for posterior fossa and pineal surgery, and a retrospective audit of the incidence of VAE from 1982 to 1998 has been performed. RESULTS Venous air embolism, defined as a fall in end-tidal carbon dioxide pressure >0.4 kPa, was detected in 38 of 407… CONTINUE READING
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