oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Anaesthesia and Beckwith - Weideman syndrome : syndromic vignettes in anaesthesia



Extracted from text ... SYNDROMIC VIGNETTES IN ANAESTHESIA Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia - July 2003 11 Anaesthesia and Beckwith - Weideman Syndrome Synopsis of patient: A 15 hour old, 4.2 kg male presents for closure of a large exomphalos. He was delivered by C-section for foetal distress after a prolonged labour at a peripheral hospital. Apgars were recorded as 6 and 8. His mother was an unmarried primigravida who attended antenatal clinic on one occasion. Meconium aspiration was suspected at birth. Preoperative assessment revealed a large term baby with features of Beckwith-Weideman syndrome - a large tongue; a faint naevus ..


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