Incidence of complications in anesthesia applications during magnetic resonance imaging in pediatric patients

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özen ö., ÜZÜMCÜGİL F., YILBAŞ A., AKÇA B., Karagoz A. H.

Cukurova Medical Journal, vol.47, no.4, pp.1455-1462, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cumj.1125733
  • Journal Name: Cukurova Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Academic Search Premier, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1455-1462
  • Keywords: &nbsp, MRI, non-operating room anesthesia, complication
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate complications during sedation of pediatric patients undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to determine precautions to take to minimize complications while providing a safer environment for patients and healthcare workers. Materials and Methods: The files of consecutive patients taken for 6 months in the MRI unit of our hospital were reviewed retrospectively, and a total of 122 pediatric patients were included. Primary parameter in the study is set as peroperative and postoperative complication incidence. Interventions to treat, demographic data, ASA scores, accompanying diseases, agents and their doses for sedation, sedation and recovery time are the secondary parameters and their correlation to complication incidence is assessed. Results: Using the data of 122 patients, complication rate is found as 6.6% (8/122). During sedation, desaturation in 6, bradycardia and desaturation in 1 and airway obstruction in 1 of the patients was observed. Desaturation was seen in 2, bradycardia was seen in 1 of the patients during recovery. Use of ketamine didn’t decrease the dose of midazolam or propofol used for maintenance but decreased the dose of propofol used for induction. Conclusion: Complications may occur despite the presence of an experienced anesthesia team. It is important to anticipate such complications and intervene in a timely manner.