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Korean J Anesthesiol. 1981 Mar;14(1):82-89. Korean. Original Article.
Kim KH , Lee GY , Lee YJ , Lee CH .
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

The authors analyzed statistically 1,147 cases of pediatric anesthesia (under age 10) performed at Ewha Womans University Hospital from January 1972 to December 1978. The results were as follows: 1) The most common age group was under 1-year old group and the overall ratio of male to female was 2:1. 2) The case frequency was highest in the Department of General Surgery (466 cases, 41%). 3) The most common site of operation was the head and neck area(37.7%). 4) It was the combination of atropine sulfate and meperdine that was commonly used as premedicants(28.9%). 5) For the induction of anesthesia the combination of thiopental sodium and succinylcholine chloride was mainly used(53.0%). 6) The use of halothane has statistically been increased as the main anesthetic(45.9%). 7) In the distribution of anesthetic methods the circle system was 33.7%, and the non-rebreathing system was 33.8%. 8) Of tatal cases those with physical status of ASA class l were 773 (67.4%). 9) There were little seasonal variations in case distribution. 10) Of total cases under age 1 the acpured disease was greater in frequency than the congenital disease.

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