E López-Candel, E Cánovas, J López-Candel, R García, J Soler, S Fernández, J P Hernández, J Vargas
Intraoperatory awakening or awareness can be defined as recovering of conscience during general anesthesia. We report such a case happened in a 11 year-old boy during a hypospadias repair. After anesthetic education he related intraoperatory conscience without pain, anxiety, displeasing symptoms or long-term psychoconductal distress. We remark fisiopathology, diagnostic and preventive aspects of this rare event in pediatric surgery.
April 2000: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica