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Unanticipated difficult intubation in a child with Beals-Hecht syndrome presenting for emergency surgery

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Seema Kalra

IN
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Department of Anaesthesia

Igeshi Hospital, Jhilmil, Delhi

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Abstract

Beals–Hecht syndrome is characterized by multiple joint contractures, arachnodactyly and kyphoscoliosis. We report the successful management of a patient diagnosed with Beals-Hecht syndrome who had micrognathia, a high arched palate and restricted mouth opening, who presented to us in the emergency for exploratory laparotomy. Oral intubation was successfully performed using aI-gel supraglottic airway as a conduit for intubation.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/slja.v23i1.7326

How to Cite: Kalra, S., (2015). Unanticipated difficult intubation in a child with Beals-Hecht syndrome presenting for emergency surgery. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 23(1), pp.27–28. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v23i1.7326
Published on 09 Jan 2015.
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