Intravenous anesthesia


Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2006 Mar. 10(1): 39-42
ⓒ Korean Society for Intravenous Anesthesia
Fiberoptic Intubation for a Child with Mucopolysaccharidosis -A case report-

Yeon-Dong Kim, M.D., Ji-Seon Son, M.D., Sang-Kyi Lee, M.D., Hyung-Sun Lim, M.D., and Hyun-Joon Gwak, M.D

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea

Hunter syndrome is one of the type II mucopolysaccharidoses, characterized by abnormal accumulation and deposition of mucopolysaccharides in the tissues of several organs. Organ dysfunction and anatomical abnormalities, especially in airway anatomy, which important to the anesthetist, can result in airway difficulty and difficult intubation causing serious complication. We experienced the successful airway management of a pediatric patient having mucopolysaccharidoses. We performed endotracheal intubation using fiberoptic laryngoscopy without any perioperative complication.
Key words : airway management, fiberoptic laryngoscopy, mucopolysaccharidoses.
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