oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Vocal cord palsy in an infant with myelomeningocoele : case study
|Article Title||Vocal cord palsy in an infant with myelomeningocoele : case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Affiliations||1 Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, India, 2 Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, India, 3 Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, India and 4 Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, India|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||394 - 395|
|Keyword(s)||Arnold-Chiari malformation, Bilateral vocal cord palsy and Myelomeningocoele|
In this article we describe the case of a four-month-old male infant with myelomeningocoele, who presented with inspiratory stridor and vocal cord palsy (VCP). Hindbrain dysfunction is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in children with neural tube defects. It is important to consider the above in the differential diagnosis of infants with breathing difficulties. A discussion of myelodysplasia, Arnold-Chiari malformations, bilateral VCP and anaesthesia management is presented.
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