Show Summary Details
Page of

Pediatrics: Patent Ductus Arteriosus 

Pediatrics: Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Pediatrics: Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Peggy Wingard

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 October 2019

In this chapter the essential aspects of anesthesia for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) repair are discussed. The case presented is of a 30-week neonate requiring PDA repair. Subtopics include adjustments in management due to infant prematurity and prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis. The chapter is divided into preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative sections with important subtopics related to the main topic in each section. Issues presented regarding preoperative evaluation include concerns related to the patient’s prematurity and risk for necrotizing enterocolitis. Intraoperative management addressed includes choice of monitors, inhalational agents used, potential complications, and postligation. Postoperative topics include use of antibiotics, when repair is the wrong procedure, and postoperative complications.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.