International Journal of Medicine Research

International Journal of Medicine Research


International Journal of Medicine Research
International Journal of Medicine Research
Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2016)

Anesthetic management in downs syndrome patient posted for tonsillectomy surgery – A case report


Dr. Sivakumar S, Dr. Harikaran K

Down’s syndrome is a congenital anomaly occurring due to extra chromosome attached to Chromosome 21. Cardiovascular, respiratory and central nervous system, atlanto-axial joint instability may be involved in Down’s syndrome as an isolated system involvement or multiple system involvement, thus posing several anaesthetic challenges. Pediatric tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (TNA) is a common and usually uncomplicated surgery. These surgical procedure involves manipulation of neck for proper surgical field accessibility. Since Downs syndrome patients may have atlanto-axial joint instability, manipulation of the neck for intubation and surgery should be performed very cautiously. We report 7 year old male child, a case of Downs syndrome posted for tonsillectomy surgery. We discussed the peri-operative management of this patient.
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Dr. Sivakumar S, Dr. Harikaran K. Anesthetic management in downs syndrome patient posted for tonsillectomy surgery – A case report. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2016, Pages 77-78
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