Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 514--516

Anesthetic challenges in managing a case of type III laryngo-tracheo-esophageal cleft


Nisha Rajmohan1, Hassy Prakasam1, Johny V Francis2 
1 Department of Anesthesia, PVS Memorial Hospital, Kaloor, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, PVS Memorial Hospital, Kaloor, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Nisha Rajmohan
PVS Memorial Hospital, Kaloor, Kochi, Kerala
India

Laryngo-tracheo-esophageal cleft (LTEC) is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by failure of fusion of the cricoid cartilage posteriorly and incomplete development of the tracheo-esophageal septum. Securing the airway during anesthesia in patients with LTEC, especially in the severe forms is a challenge. We describe the anesthetic management and the airway challenges in a neonate with type III LTEC who underwent bronchoscopy and repair of LTEC.


How to cite this article:
Rajmohan N, Prakasam H, Francis JV. Anesthetic challenges in managing a case of type III laryngo-tracheo-esophageal cleft.J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2012;28:514-516


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Rajmohan N, Prakasam H, Francis JV. Anesthetic challenges in managing a case of type III laryngo-tracheo-esophageal cleft. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Jul 9 ];28:514-516
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