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Pediatric Anesthesia
Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2009;4(4):352-354.
Published online October 31, 2009.
Anesthetic management of a child with Apert syndrome : A case report
Young Uk Kim, Yu Seon Choeong, Hyo Min Lee, Dae Kee Choi, Jun Gol Song, Kyu Taek Choi
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jaljary@naver.com
Abstract
Apert syndrome involves abnormal growth of several bones such as craniofacial abnormalities, craniosynostosis and syndactyly of the feet and hands. Apert syndrome often demonstrates to the operating room for craniofacial and extremity operations. Previous reports reveal that children with Apert syndrome suffered difficulties in mask ventilation and difficult airway management during anesthetic management.We report our experience with anesthesia of a 26-month-old female patient with Apert syndrome who underwent syndactyly for separation.
Key Words: Airway management, Apert syndrome, Craniofacial abnormalities, General anesthesia


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