Anesthetic consideration in downs syndrome--a review.

B. Bhattarai, A. H. Kulkarni, S. T. Rao, A. Mairpadi

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Downs syndrome constitutes to be the most common chromosomal disorder. Patients with Downs's syndrome are posted for several surgeries including dental procedures and even for facial reconstruction. They are associated with several congenital anomalies in different organ system. There is also increased incidence of atlanto axial instability and risk of spinal cord injury. These children are susceptible to infection and they are also considered to be hypersensitive to the effect or atropine. These all factors modify the anesthetic implication and also anesthetic management in these cases. We have highlighted all these factors and reviewed the anesthetic implication of these child posted for several procedures under anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalNepal Medical College journal : NMCJ
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 09-2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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