Skin blood flow and plasma catecholamine concentrations during removal of a phaeochromocytoma in a child

H. Mikasa, T. Sakuragi, K. Higa, M. Yasumoto

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Abstract

A 9-yr-old boy with an adrenal phaeochromocytoma underwent removal of the tumour under general anaesthesia using sevoflurane and nitrous oxide combined with thoracic epidural anaesthesia. Skin blood flow in the first toe, as measured by laser Doppler flowmetry, markedly decreased during manipulation of the tumour and increased after removal of it. Skin blood flow correlated more significantly with plasma catecholamine concentrations than did mean arterial blood pressure. Skin blood flow may be used as a non-invasive measure of plasma catecholamine concentrations during removal of a phaeochromocytoma in paediatric patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-760
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume92
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blood, flow, skin
  • Monitoring
  • Pharmacology, neurotransmitter
  • Surgery, paediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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