Pediatric anesthesia

Suman Saini

Associate professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Intensive Care,

Vardhman Mahaveer Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi (India); E-mail:

Case Study

A 4 weeks old preterm infant presented to emergency department (ED) with history of regurgitation after feeds for one week. For the last few days he had had projectile vomiting. His mother revealed that the infant had reduced frequency of urination. On examination baby was irritable, with cold and pale extremities, had decreased skin turgor and slightly sunken eyes. On abdominal palpation, a mass was felt in the epigastrium. Vital signs were; heart rate 145/min, respiratory rate 56/min, BP 76/52 mmHg and capillary filling time 3 sec.[wpsqt name=”CLINIQUIZ” type=”quiz”]