Pediatric Anesthesia and Sedation for Interventional Radiology



As interventional radiology evolves, the emerging technological advances and increased complexity of procedures challenge the anesthetic technique. In infants and children, even the simplest procedures may require a general anesthetic to provide safe and motionless conditions. Indications for general anesthesia or sedation, aside from the inability to remain motionless on one’s own, include the need for intermittent breath holding during image acquisition. Further indications for an endotracheal intubation may include those situations in which there is a risk of vasospasm (cerebral angiography and embolization). In these circumstances, controlled ventilation with purposeful hypercarbia can promote vasodilatation.


Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Vascular Malformation Laryngeal Mask Airway Difficult Airway Cerebral Angiography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaChildren’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical CenterBostonUSA

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