Objective: It is accepted that sugammadex show its effects more rapidly than the other neuromuscular block antagonists in many studies, however especially in pediatric cases, it is seen that about its reliability and side effects are limited in some studies. In our retrospective study, we aimed to present our experiences on sugammadex in terms of its side effects in the pediatric cases in our hospital for a 1-year period.
Methods: The patient files and intraoperative anesthesia records, postoperative 24th hour and after postoperative 24th hour of the cases that underwent the application of sugammadex under general anesthesia in pediatric surgery operating room in a 1-year period were analyzed.
Results: Totally 46 patients received sugammadex; infants (28 days-23 months) (n=24), children (2 years-11 years) (n=16) and adolescent (11-17 years) (n=6). None of the patients showed hypersensitivity and statistically significant side effects correlated to sugammadex.
Conclusion: We think that sugammadex may open new doors in pediatric patient group with its features. However, more documentation is needed about the safety in pediatric patient group, particularly in infants.