oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The syndromic child and anaesthesia : review
|Article Title||The syndromic child and anaesthesia : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and 3 Groote Schuur Hospital|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||14 - 18|
|Keyword(s)||22q11 deletion syndrome, Anaesthesia, Atlantoaxial joint, Branchial arches, Down's syndrome and Syndrome|
Many systems that are relevant to anaesthetists may be affected in syndromic children. These include the spine, airway, respiratory, cardiovascular, genitourinary and neuromuscular systems, as well as coagulation, endocrine and metabolic functions. Embryological development may explain some co-existing anomalies. Although each syndromic child must be managed individually, an approach to evaluating syndromic children and knowledge of common syndromes may be useful.
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