Airway Management in a Patient with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome.

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2016

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We present a case of a 3-month-old female with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) undergoing general anesthesia for laparoscopic gastrostomy tube placement with a focus on airway management. WHS is a rare 4p microdeletion syndrome resulting in multiple congenital abnormalities, including craniofacial deformities. Microcephaly, micrognathia, and glossoptosis are common features in WHS patients and risk factors for a pediatric airway that is potentially difficult to intubate. We discuss anesthesia strategies for airway preparation and management in a WHS patient requiring general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation.

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10.1155/2016/7070125

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Gamble, John F, Dinesh J Kurian, Andrea G Udani and Nathaniel H Greene (2016). Airway Management in a Patient with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. Case Rep Pediatr, 2016. p. 7070125. 10.1155/2016/7070125 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/13055.

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