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Korean J Anesthesiol. 1978 Jun;11(2):162-168. Korean. Case Report.
Rhee YJ , Moon ZI .
Department of Anesthesiology, Chonju Presbyterian Medical Center, Chonju, Korea.

Pediatric anesthetic experiences of 221 cases (under 2 years old) during two recent years were analyzed statistically according to age, sex, disease, risk, premedication, anesthetic method, hospital days, repeat operation, complications and mortality. All those infants were operated on under general anesthesia The results were as follows; 1) Age & sex; 40 cases(18. 1%) were in under 3 months age group and 136 males (61. 5%) far exceeded 85 females (38. 5%). 2) Disease; Most common diseases in order were intussusaeption (24 cases), burn, ingoinaI hernia and cleft lip. 3) Risk; elective surgery were 181 (59. 3%) cases and emergency were 90 (40. 7%) cages. 4) Premedication; Maimly used premedicant was atropine only (78 cases). 6) Anesthetic method; Most cases had endotracheal intubation with non rebreathing technique and halothane was mainly used (154 cases). 6) Hospital days; Mean hospital Stay was ll. 1 days. 7) Repeat operation; 26 cases (15. 6%) received repeated operations of 2 times or more under the same diagnosis. 8 Complications; 8cases of pneumonia and 5 cases of wound infection were seen. 9) Mortality; 6 cases (2. 7%) died during postoperative period.

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