Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia using remifentanil in a child with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome

Paediatr Anaesth. 2005 Feb;15(2):162-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2004.01403.x.

Abstract

Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) using intravenous opioids is increasing in popularity for children aged 5 years and over. To our knowledge there are no reports on the use of PCA in children with remifentanil in the postoperative period. We report successful use of remifentanil for intravenous (IV) PCA in a child scheduled for suprasellar arachnoid cystectomy with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome who needed good postoperative analgesia because of accompanying serious problems.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis
  • Abnormalities, Multiple / genetics*
  • Analgesia, Patient-Controlled / methods*
  • Analgesics, Opioid / administration & dosage
  • Analgesics, Opioid / therapeutic use*
  • Arachnoid Cysts / surgery*
  • Child
  • Eye Diseases / diagnosis
  • Eye Diseases / genetics
  • Genes, Dominant
  • Heart Diseases / diagnosis
  • Heart Diseases / genetics
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intravenous / methods
  • Male
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative / methods
  • Pain Measurement / methods
  • Pain, Postoperative / prevention & control
  • Piperidines / administration & dosage
  • Piperidines / therapeutic use*
  • Remifentanil
  • Syndrome

Substances

  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Piperidines
  • Remifentanil