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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 562-564

Anesthetic management of tongue reduction in a case of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, BLK Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Meenu Batra
C-153, Vikaspuri, New Delhi - 110 018
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.142863

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Anesthesia for partial glossectomy in a premature child with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome presents as a unique challenge to the Anesthesiologist. Airway management in patients presenting with macroglossia is especially significant and requires meticulous preparation and pre-operative assessment. This report delineates the anesthetic concerns such as an anticipated difficult airway due to a large tongue, prematurity, hypoglycemia and an oral cavity surgery and their management.

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