Role of Anaesthesiologist in the management of Pericardial Mass in one month old child

Lulu Fatema Vali, Apeksha A Bhure


A large pericardial mass compressing lower trachea and main bronchi was diagnosed in 1 month old baby who presented with dyspnea and cough. Anticipating potential danger of airway collapse during general anaesthesia management of such patient is discussed. Cardiopulmonary bypass was kept ready. Large mass from right side of pericardium was removed. Child recovered uneventfully.


Mediastinal mass, Airway Compression, Anaesthesia

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