Anaesthetic Management of Cleft Lip Repair with Atrial Septal Defect

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Dr. Naga priya Nagendran
Dr. Elina Maria Steffi L
Dr. Lakshmi


Anaesthesia for cleft surgery in infant and children carries a higher risk with general anaesthesia and airway complications due to associated respiratory problems and associated congenital heart defects makes management further more difficult. Surgical repair of the cleft lip/palate in infants and children is a great challenge to the anaesthesiologist due to its peculiar site and association of variety of developmental anomalies and perioperative complications. Hence anaesthetic management of cleft repair needs skilled personnel, meticulous monitoring and post-operative care in an intensive care unit setup to minimise the complications

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