Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome
MetadataShow full item record
Beckwith-Widemann Syndrome (BWS) occurs in the neonatal period at a frequency of approximately one in 13 700 live births. This syndrome consists of abnormalities, such as; macroglossia, omphalocele, visceromegaly, gigantism and neonatal hypoglycemia. It is expected that airway management would be complicated by macroglossia which might cause difficult ventilation and endotracheal intubation. Therefore preparations for airway difficulty should be considered before anesthesia induction. Another problem in BWS is postoperative analgesia. Because opioids can depress breathing and non steroid antiinflammatory drugs can increase bleeding, postoperative analgesia should be planned carefully. We present anesthetic management of an eight years old patient with BWS having big tongue undergoing tonsiladenoid resection.
SourceKocatepe Tıp Dergisi
- Cilt 14 : Sayı 1