Enhancing recovery in pediatric major abdominal surgery: a narrative review of the literature

  • Alexander Trujillo-Mejía a. Postgraduate in Anesthesiology Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia. b. Program of Medicine, Universidad de Manizales, Manizales, Colombia. c. Hospital Infantil Rafael Henao Toro, Manizales, Colombia
  • Lorena Zapata-Contreras Servicios Especiales de Salud (S.E.S.), Hospital de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia
  • Lina Paola Melo-Aguilar a. Postgraduate in Anesthesiology Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia. b. Hospital Infantil Rafael Henao Toro, Manizales, Colombia
  • Leonardo Fabio Gil-Montoya Pediatric Surgery, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
Keywords: Pediatric surgery, Recovery, Anesthesia



Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs in adults have positively impacted morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Its effects on the pediatric population is recognized.


To prepare a narrative review on the current evidence of the various strategies within the framework of enhancing recovery after pediatric surgery, in the context of major abdominal surgery.


A search was conducted on the scientific evidence available in databases (Pubmed/Medline, Science Direct, OVID, SciELO), in order to prepare a narrative literature review.


Notwithstanding the limited evidence on the practicality of the ERAS protocols in the pediatric population undergoing major abdominal surgery, better results could be accomplished if these strategies are adopted.


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Trujillo-Mejía A, Zapata-Contreras L, Melo-Aguilar LP, Gil-Montoya LF. Enhancing recovery in pediatric major abdominal surgery: a narrative review of the literature. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2020Jan.1 [cited 2021May10];48(1):30-7. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/135


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Trujillo-Mejía A, Zapata-Contreras L, Melo-Aguilar LP, Gil-Montoya LF. Enhancing recovery in pediatric major abdominal surgery: a narrative review of the literature. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2020Jan.1 [cited 2021May10];48(1):30-7. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/135
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