oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Anaesthesia and Hallermann-Streiff Syndrome : syndromic vignettes in anaesthesia

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia ? May/June 2006 55 SYNDROMIC VIGNETTES IN ANAESTHESIA Synopsis of the patient A 3-month old, 2.5kg female ex-premature infant presented with feeding difficulties, failure to thrive and recurrent chest infections, secondary to reflux and aspiration. She was scheduled for a Nissen fundoplication. Her dysmorphic facial features included a broad forehead, microstomia, micrognathia, low set ears and microphthalmia (Fig 1). She had no teeth. Heart sounds were normal and there were scattered rhonchi on auscultation of her chest. Chest X- ray revealed evidence of resolving aspiration pneumonia. Pregnancy was uneventful. There was no significant ..

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