oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Anaesthesia and the paediatric patient with neuromuscular disease : paediatric anaesthesia

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



The anaesthetic management of paediatric patients with neuromuscular disease can be very complicated and requires careful peri-operative planning. These children commonly present for anaesthesia for diagnostic procedures (muscle biopsy, MRI), or surgery relating to their underlying disorder (gastrostomy, corrective orthopaedic procedures, strabismus surgery), or incidental surgery.

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