Anaesthesia for Repair of RupturedMeningomyelocoele in a Neonate: A Case Report
DT was a 22-day-old female neonate who had repair of a ruptured meningomyelocoele under general anaesthesia with muscle relaxation and controlled ventilation. Anaesthesia was maintained with a balanced technique for neonates. Standard anaesthetic monitoring was performed. She was manually ventilated with 100% oxygen using Mapleson F breathing system. Hypothermia was prevented by increasing ambient temperature, warm infusion and use of over-head radiant heater. Surgery was done with the patient in prone position. She had uneventful postoperative recovery and was discharged home on 20th post-operative day. The perioperative challenges in this case are discussed.