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Anesthetic management of two cases of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18306025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of children with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome are presented. This syndrome consists of various abnormalities, including macroglossia, visceromegaly, omphalocele, and gigantism. These abnormalities frequently require operative correction during the neonatal period. We anesthesiologists should make plans for difficult airway managements in patients with this syndrome. Our two patients also showed larger sized tracheas than those estimated by their age and height. A cuffed tube, though still controversial, has recently been used in children. We recommend using a cuffed tube in patients with this syndrome, because the appropriate tracheal size may not be predictable, tracheal intubation might be difficult, and risks incurred during changing of a tracheal tube should be avoided.
Yoshinobu Kimura; Yasuhiro Kamada; Saori Kimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-02-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of anesthesia     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0913-8668     ISO Abbreviation:  J Anesth     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-28     Completed Date:  2008-05-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8905667     Medline TA:  J Anesth     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesia, Takikawa Municipal Hospital, Takikawa, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, General*
Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome / surgery*
Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects*,  instrumentation*,  methods
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