Anaesthesia for Repair of RupturedMeningomyelocoele in a Neonate: A Case Report

  • Chinwe Edith Okoli Consultant Anaesthetist, Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Nigeria
  • Eze Onyegbule Okubuiro Consultant Anaesthetist, Marina Specialist Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Abstract

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.

Published
2019-01-14
How to Cite
Okoli, C., & Okubuiro, E. (2019). Anaesthesia for Repair of RupturedMeningomyelocoele in a Neonate: A Case Report. Journal of Medical Care Research and Review, 2(01), 08-14. Retrieved from http://jmcrr.in/index.php/jmcrr/article/view/30