Initial experience with the use of remote control monitoring and general anesthesia during radiosurgery for pediatric patients

Kotoe Kamata, Motohiro Hayashi, Osamu Nagata, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Hiroshi Iseki, Yoshikazu Okada, Makoto Ozaki

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Abstract

The demand for general anesthesia in pediatric radiosurgery has been increasing, but the issues involved are not highlighted well in the medical literature. We developed remotely controlled monitoring and anesthesia techniques, and applied our system to three pediatric patients who underwent Gamma Knife radiosurgery with automated settings. Based on the perioperative safety management, the following issues are of considerable concern: to avoid emotional trauma associated with the treatment, to secure airway patency in a variety of head positions, and to apply all standard monitors. In this report, we describe the details of our project with a comprehensive literature review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-166
Number of pages9
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anesthesia outside the operating room
  • Automated setting
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Pediatric anesthesia
  • Pediatric radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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