Purpose: We aimed to compared the effects of sevoflurane and desflurane anesthesia on recovery and early agitation in children undergoing strabismus surgery in our study.
Method: Totally 42 patients undergoing elective strabismus surgery who between the ages of 2-10, ASA I-II were included this study. The patients were classified into two groups randomly. Induction of anesthesia was provided with 50% nitrous oxide, 50% oxygen and 6-8% sevoflurane in both groups. Maintenance of anesthesia was provided with sevoflurane 1-2% in Group I and desflurane 4-6% in Group II. The operation time, extubation, eye opening, obeying the verbal commands and orientation times and nausea-vomiting, laryngospasm and other adverse affects were recorded. Postoperative recovery (Modified Aldrete Emergence Score) and agitation (Pediatric Anesthesia Delirium Scale and Watcha Behaviour Scale) situation were recorded.
Results: Patients demographic data and hemodynamic parameters were similar between the groups. Extubation, eye opening, obeying the verbal commands, orientation times were shorter in desflurane group than sevoflurane group(p< 0.05). Postoperative recovery and agitation scores were similar in two groups.
Conclusion: In children, it was concluded that desflurane anesthesia may be preferred to sevoflurane because of shorter extubation, eye-opening, obeying the verbal commands and orientation times, but it did not reduce postoperative agitation.
Sevoflurane, desflurane, recovery, early agitation.