Anaesthetic concerns for large intracranial cyst excision: expect the unexpected!

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Uma Hariharan Hariharan
Rakesh Garg *
Alka Gupta
Seema Wasnik
Mridula Pawar
(*) Corresponding Author:
Rakesh Garg |


Neurosurgical procedures in infants poses various challenges such as difficulty in venous cannulation, securing invasive vascular lines, difficult airway, controlling intra-cranial tension, managing large fluid shifts to positioning- related issues and temperature maintenance. We hereby present an case of a large intracranial space occupying lesion, suspected to be a hydatid cyst, which later turned out to be an infected ventricular cyst and intraoperative problems. A thorough preparation prior to operation of infected cystic lesion of the brain is required including anticipation of massive blood loss and its management. A slow decompression of the large cystic lesion should be done.

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Rakesh Garg, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi

Assistant Professor