The side and adverse effects of anesthesia and its neurotoxicity to children have become major concerns of anesthesiologists in recent years. Currently, no clinical trials have provided clear evidence indicating the suitable minimum age for a patient’s first anesthetic application, importance of anesthesia duration, number of anesthetic applications or interval between two consecutive anesthesia applications. A very rare case concerning the side, adverse and neurotoxic effects of multiple anesthesia in a child is presented.
A case of a 9-year-old child who received 80 applications of anesthesia in 6 years because of corrosive esophagitis is presented. The commonly used anesthetic agents were propofol, fentanyl, rocuronium and sevoflurane.
In our case, there were no permanent side or adverse effects due to multiple anesthesia. The minimal psychological and scholastic problems of our case were tied to frequent hospitalization by the pediatric psychiatry consultation.