Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 558--561

Management of an anticipated difficult airway in Hurler«SQ»s syndrome


T Gurumurthy, S Shailaja, Shetty Kishan, Madona Stephen 
 Department of Anaesthesiology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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T Gurumurthy
Department of Anaesthesiology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore - 575 002, Karnataka
India

Management of an anticipated difficult airway in Hurler syndrome. Hurler syndrome is a subtype of Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type 1. Mucopolysaccharidosis (lysosomal storage diseases) are a group of inherited disorders caused by deficiency of specific lysosomal enzyme required for a normal degradation of glycosaminoglycons (GAGs). Administration of general anaesthesia in patients who have congenital syndromes such as Hurler«SQ»s is often a challenge because of progressive airway, craniofacial and skeletal abnormalities that may make both the ventilation and intubation difficult. We encountered difficult mask ventilation and endotracheal intubation was not possible and finally ventilated with laryngeal mask airway in a known case of Hurler syndrome posted for umbilical hernia repair.


How to cite this article:
Gurumurthy T, Shailaja S, Kishan S, Stephen M. Management of an anticipated difficult airway in Hurler's syndrome .J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2014;30:558-561


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Gurumurthy T, Shailaja S, Kishan S, Stephen M. Management of an anticipated difficult airway in Hurler's syndrome . J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Feb 26 ];30:558-561
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