Anesthetic Management of Apert Syndrome: A Case Report

Authors

  • Megha Koirala Department of Anesthesiology, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Gentle S Shrestha Department of Anesthesiology, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Pankaj Joshi Department of Anesthesiology, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bashu D Parajuli Department of Anesthesiology, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

Keywords:

Anesthetic management, Apert syndrome

Abstract

Apert syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disease associated with abnormalities of skull, face and limbs. These patients present for different types of surgeries. To the anesthesiologists,they pose special challenge during airway management, manifesting as difficulty in bag-mask ventilation and increased incidence of airway obstruction. Here, we report a case of a child with Apert syndrome undergoing syndactyly release under general anesthesia, in whom severe bronchospasm and a failed bag-mask ventilation occurred during the emergence of anesthesia requiring re-insertion of laryngeal mask airway.

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Published

2021-04-30

How to Cite

Koirala, M. ., Shrestha, G. S. ., Joshi, P. ., & Parajuli, B. D. . (2021). Anesthetic Management of Apert Syndrome: A Case Report. Journal of Institute of Medicine Nepal, 43(1), 50–53. Retrieved from http://www.jiomnepal.com.np/index.php/jiomnepal/article/view/31