oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Tuberous sclerosis : anaesthetic considerations : syndromic vignettes in anaesthesia

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... SYNDROMIC VIGNETTES IN ANAESTHESIA Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia - May 2003 4 Tuberous sclerosis Anaesthetic considerations Tuberous sclerosis Tuberous sclerosis(TS) was first described by Bourneville in 1880. 1 TS is said to be one of the commonest autosomal domi-nant diseases. Epidemiological studies report an incidence rang-ing between1:10000 to 1:170000. 2, 3 Two gene loci have been iden-tified on chromosone 9q34 (TSC1) and 16p13.3 (TSC2) and they occur in all racial groups. New mutations are common but since gene expression is variable the clinical manifestations may vary widely from the obvious to the subtle.2, 4-5 No single ..

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