Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation
CASE REPORT

Emergency Surgery in a Child with Cretinism with Anticipated Difficult Airway Under Low-Dose Subarachnoid Block

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Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive care, Maulana Azad Medical college and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2020; 48: 334-336
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2020.37791
Read: 114 Downloads: 63 Published: 05 February 2020

A child with cretinism poses multiple anaesthetic challenges due to the associated mental and physical disability, deranged metabolic and physiologic functions, difficult airway and propensity to perioperative cardiorespiratory complications. Spinal anaesthesia in children is associated with remarkable cardiorespiratory stability and provides complete surgical anaesthesia. Here, we report a case that describes the first successful anaesthetic management of a child who was an unevaluated case of cretinism under subarachnoid block.

Cite this article as: Gupta A, Sharma KR, Dali JS. Emergency Surgery in a Child with Cretinism with Anticipated Difficult Airway Under Low-Dose Subarachnoid Block. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2020; 48(4): 334-6.

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