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This chapter continues the scenario from the chapter on Hepatic Portoenterostomy or Kasai Procedure. The pathophysiology of end stage liver disease is reviewed with its specific effects on the individual organ systems. The authors provide a detailed explanation of the pre-operative evaluation for patients requiring liver transplantation. A detailed description of the 3 main phases of liver transplantation is presented with attention to the related anesthetic considerations.
This chapter provides anoverview of the surgical treatment for biliary atresia, the Hepatic Portoenterostomy or Kasai Procedure. The pathophysiology of biliary atresia is reviewed as it related to the organ systems effected. The signs and symptoms of neonatal liver failure are discussed including the development of hepatorenal and hepatopulmonary syndromes. The chapter provides anoverview of the surgical aspects and anesthetic concerns related to the Kasai procedure. The chapter provides a segue into the chapter on liver transplantation.
This chapter, provides an overview for pediatric upper extremity nerve blocks. The authors describe the nerve distribution and ultrasound Sonoanatomy for the common upper extremity blocks (interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular and axillary nerve blocks. Indications and contraindications as well as discussion of perineural catheters are discussed.
This chapter, reviews the basics of lower extremity innervation and the commonly performed regional anesthetic blocks. Through a case of lower extremity trauma, the author provides anoverview of the available regional techniques with anatomic and ultrasound descriptions for their performance.
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