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Fundamentals of Pediatric Neuroanesthesia

  • Covers all clinical aspects of pediatric anesthesia during neurosurgery

  • Discusses basics of neuroanesthesia to advanced techniques

  • Includes interesting aspects of fetal neurosurgery and craniopagus separation surgery

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Table of contents (43 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Pediatric Neuroanesthesia: Evolution of a New Subspeciality

      • Girija Prasad Rath, Jayanth R Seshan, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
      Pages 3-13
    3. Developmental Anatomy and Physiology of the Central Nervous System in Children

      • Vanitha Rajagopalan, Ramamani Mariappan
      Pages 15-50
    4. Effect of Sedatives and Anesthetics on Cerebral Physiology in Children

      • K. R. Shwethashri, M. Radhakrishnan
      Pages 51-62
    5. Airway Equipment and Difficult Airway Management During Pediatric Neurosurgery

      • Satyen Parida, Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Arvind Kumar Arya
      Pages 79-95
    6. Anesthetizing Pediatric Neurosurgical Patients: A Practical Approach

      • Seelora Sahu, Amlan Swain, Jitamitra Mishra
      Pages 97-117
    7. Positioning Children During Neurosurgery

      • Vanitha Rajagopalan, Sujoy Banik, Girija Prasad Rath
      Pages 119-137
    8. Monitoring Children Undergoing Neurosurgery

      • Siddharth Chavali, Charu Mahajan, Girija Prasad Rath
      Pages 139-152
    9. Fluid and Electrolytes Management in Children Undergoing Neurosurgery

      • Chiara Robba, Israel Rosenstein, Federico Bilotta
      Pages 165-177
    10. Blood Loss and Transfusion in Children Undergoing Neurosurgery

      • Rajeeb Kumar Mishra, Girija Prasad Rath
      Pages 179-194
  3. Anesthetic Management of Specific Problems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195
    2. Anesthesia for Fetal Neurosurgery

      • Suryakumar Narayanasamy, Kalysa R. Porter, Rupi Parikh
      Pages 233-243
    3. Perioperative Management of Children with Chiari Malformation

      • Varun Jain, Kashmiri Doley, Sumit Sinha
      Pages 245-254
    4. Anesthesia for Craniovertebral Junction Anomalies in Pediatric Patients

      • Rudrashish Haldar, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Priyadarshi Dikshit, Kiran Jangra
      Pages 255-272
    5. Anesthetic Concerns During Pediatric Spine Surgery

      • Hironobu Hayashi, Jayanth R Seshan, Masahiko Kawaguchi
      Pages 273-288

About this book

The book provides an excellent review of all the clinical aspects of neuroanesthesia in children, including neurosurgeries during fetal state to neonatal, infancy, toddler, and school-going age groups. To provide optimal anesthetic care in children undergoing neurosurgery, the care provider must have adequate knowledge on the developing brain and spinal cord, and the effect of anesthetics on the neuronal tissue, and the inherent issues pertaining to neurologic lesions. This book covers the diagnostic, imaging, surgical as well as anesthetic managements of all the neurosurgical problems in children.

The chapters include a wide range of topics from basic neurophysiology to general concerns for pediatric neuroanesthesia, including fluid management, blood transfusion, temperature regulation, and surgical positioning, as well as specific issues such as anesthesia for brain tumor surgery, hydrocephalus, neural tube defects, cerebrovascular surgeries such as aneurysmal surgery, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), Moyamoya disease, and vein of Galen malformation, functional neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery, neuroendoscopy, craniovertebral junction anomalies, spinal surgeries, neurotrauma, and brain abscess with congenital heart diseases. Interesting topics like neuroanesthesia in remote locations, regional anesthesia during neurosurgery, and anesthesia for children with neuromuscular disease are also discussed. Moreover, the book elaborates on advanced neuroanesthesia techniques during fetal neurosurgery and craniopagus separation surgery; and the postoperative intensive care management aspects in each chapter.

This book caters to neuroanesthesiologists, pediatric anesthesiologists, residents, and fellows of anesthesia or neuroanesthesia, practicing anesthesiologists, pediatric neurointensivists, nurse anesthetists, neurosurgeons, and pediatric neurosurgeons. It also serves as a reference book for the DM (neuroanesthesiology and neurocritical care), DNB-SS (neuroanesthesiology), and MD (anesthesiology) curriculums apart from anesthesia residency and pediatric anesthesia/ neurosurgery fellowship programs offered at various Institutions worldwide.


  • Anesthesia in pediatric neurosurgery
  • Pediatric brain tumor
  • Pediatric neurotrauma
  • Pediatric neural tube defects
  • Anesthesia for pediatric epilepsy surgery

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Neuroanesthesiology & Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

    Girija Prasad Rath

About the editor

Dr.Girija Prasad Rath is a professor of neuroanesthesiology and critical care at Neurosciences Centre of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. Dr.Rath has received three years of exclusive training in neuroanesthesia at AIIMS and is among the first batch of anaesthesiologists in India to hold a super-specialty degree, i.e., Doctorate of Medicine (DM) in neuroanesthesiology. He has been involved in educational and clinical research activities in neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care with a special interest in pediatricneuroanesthesia. To his credit, he has more than 230 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, edited a book on Trigeminal Neuralgia, and is on the editorial board of four peer-reviewed journals, including Neurology India (NI) and Indian Journal of Anaesthesia (IJA). Since its inception, Dr.Rath is also the executive editor of the Journal of Neuroanesthesiology and Critical Care (JNACC). He has mentored several residents and fellows of neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care at AIIMS. Dr.Rath is a past treasurer of the Indian Society of Neuroanesthesiology and Critical Care (ISNACC) and an active member of many international scientific bodies. He is an executive council member of Asian Society for Neuroanesthesiology and Critical Care (ASNACC), director-at-large for Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) board of directors, the chair for SNACC Global Outreach Sub-Committee, and also a reviewer for the International Council for Perioperative Neuroscience Training (ICPNT). He is an invited speaker in the scientific meetings of various anesthesia societies that include the Indian Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA), ISNACC, ASNACC, EURONEURO, Bangladesh Neuroanesthesia Conference, Neuroanesthesia Symposium (NAS) of Malaysia, and World Congress of Anesthesiologists (WCA). Dr.Rath was involved in the first successful separation surgery of conjoined craniopagus twins in India. He is a recipient of the ICMR International Fellowship (ICMR-IF) and is a Fellow of the Indian College of Anaesthesiologists (FICA). 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Fundamentals of Pediatric Neuroanesthesia

  • Editors: Girija Prasad Rath

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-3375-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-3378-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-3376-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 722

  • Number of Illustrations: 30 b/w illustrations, 131 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatrics

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
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  • ISBN: 978-981-16-3376-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
This title has not yet been released. You will be able to pre-order it soon.