Two premature neonates who suffered severe perioperative methemoglobinemia are reported. Simultaneous transcutaneous oxygen monitoring revealed adequate blood oxygen tension. Continuous transcutaneous monitoring may give a false sense of security by reflecting normal blood oxygen tension in the absence of adequate oxygen unloading capacity.
- Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring
- oxygen transport
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health