Archives of Anesthesiology and Critical Care 2017. 3(3):363-364.

The effects of high Fresh Gas Flow in treatment of Pediatric Severe Hypercapnia During General Anesthesia A Case Report
Alireza Ahmadi, Abbas Ahmadi


  Hypercapnia is a frequent event but severe hypercapnia is a harmful complication of general anesthesia. A 6 month old Iranian baby boy who had an appendicitis under general anesthesia exhibited severe hypercapnia during surgery. Arterial blood gas revealed a PCO2 of 95mmHg. Troubleshooting immediately were taken but the level of CO2 did not decline. Under that situation by elevating fresh gas flow to twice or three times the hypercapnia decreased and by adjusting FGF we could reach the best end tidal PCO2 and paco2.


hypercapnia; high fresh gas flow; general anesthesiology

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