Case 79: A Complication of Central Venous Cannulation?
Today you are scheduled to anesthetize a 5.5-year-old boy (20 kg) for bone marrow aspiration, lumbar puncture, and insertion of a subclavian vein cannula. He was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia but now he was having a relapse. He is otherwise healthy except for a platelet count of 20,000. Prior to the anesthetic, he is transfused with platelets and his count improves to 90,000.