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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 239-240

Airway management in an infant with tessier N. 4 anomaly

Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Kamal Kumar
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.81828

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Children with craniofacial abnormalities provide a challenge to an anesthesiologist being one the commonest cause of expected difficult airway. Difficult airway management should be predicted and planned in advance to avoid critical problems. It is important to understand the development and characteristics of the more common anomalies and their peculiar anesthetic challenges in order to construct a safe anesthetic plan. We describe the successful airway management of a Tessier N. 4 anomalous child with left orofacial cleft, cleft lip and cleft palate.

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