Year: 2020 | Month: December | Volume 9 | Issue 2
Anaesthetic management for drainage of brain abscess in a
patient of uncorrected Tetralogy of Fallot
The birth prevalence of congenital heart disease in India is about 9/1000 with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) making up 7-32 % of these cases. TOF is the most common cyanotic congenital heart disease. Children with uncorrected TOF presenting for non-cardiac surgery pose several challenges to the anaesthesiologist ue to the altered hemodynamics and mandate a meticulous anaesthetic plan. We report the anaesthetic management of a rare case of a 12-year-old child with uncorrected TOF, who presented to our superspeciality hospital with a brain abscess and underwent a decompressive craniotomy with successful drainage of the brain abscess.
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