There is paucity of literature regarding the anaesthetic management of patients with thalassaemia intermedia. In this case study, the anaesthetic management and concerns in two children with thalassaemia intermedia aged eleven and nine years undergoing herniotomy and splenectomy respectively is reported. Both children had unanticipated difficulty in airway management and high intraoperative blood pressure trends. These cases are representative of the range of problems seen in children with thalassaemia intermedia.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2010). Anaesthetic management of two patients with beta-thalassaemia intermedia. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 60(7), 582-4.
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