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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 5604975, 3 pages
Case Report

Conducting Prolonged General Anesthesia without Intravenous Access in a Child with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Department of Anesthesiology, Rush University Medical Center, 1653 W. Congress Parkway, Jelke 7, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Phat T. Dang; ude.hsur@gnad_t_tahp

Received 20 June 2017; Revised 27 August 2017; Accepted 18 September 2017; Published 17 October 2017

Academic Editor: Neerja Bhardwaj

Copyright © 2017 Phat T. Dang and Binjon Sriratana. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Children with chronic medical conditions often need multiple intravenous (IV) access instances during their hospitalizations, both peripheral and central. Obtaining a working IV in this patient population undergoing general anesthesia can be challenging. In our case report, we describe a method of administering general anesthesia in an infant with partially repaired hypoplastic left heart syndrome without IV access.