Anesthesia Pharmacology:  General Anesthesia Clinical Case Questions

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  •  A seven-year-old male sustained a compound fracture of the left radius and ulna, requiring reduction and skin closure. It was proposed that this be a same-day admission, and that he would be sufficiently recovered to be dismissed in the afternoon following morning surgery.

  •  The anesthetist decided that a short-acting general anesthetic would be most practicable. An IV was successfully placed in the right arm.


  • Case author: Hugh S. Mathewson, M.D., Professor Emeritus, School of Allied Health, Department of Nurse Anesthesia, University of Kansas Medical Center
    case editor: Michael Gordon, Ph.D.