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

  • Alireza Ahmadi Department of Anesthesiology, Imam Reza Anesthesiology Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah,Iran
  • Abbas Ahmadi Department of Anesthesiology, Imam Reza Anesthesiology Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah,Iran
Keywords: hypercapnia, high fresh gas flow, general anesthesiology

Abstract

  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.

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Published
2017-05-15
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Ahmadi A, Ahmadi A. The effects of high Fresh Gas Flow in treatment of Pediatric Severe Hypercapnia During General Anesthesia A Case Report. AACC. 3(3):363-4.
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