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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101-103

A differently abled child with morbid obesity – An anesthetic challenge


1 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Command Hospital (Southern Command), Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Lt Col Deepak Dwivedi
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Command Hospital (Southern Command), Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jmms.jmms_80_18

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Increased prevalence of obesity poses a challenge due to the altered physiologic and pharmacokinetic state which renders the patient under general anesthesia susceptible to delayed recovery, increased incidence of hypoxemia, and delayed healing. Smooth conduct of anaesthesia in a differently abled child with morbid obesity demands meticulous preoperative preparation to ward off separation anxiety from the parents as well as the anxiousness related to the unfamiliar environment.


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