Anesthetic Management for a Patient with Dandy-Walker Syndrome

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Title Anesthetic Management for a Patient with Dandy-Walker Syndrome
Creator Tori Woodward
Subject Central nervous system malformation; craniofacial malformation; Dandy-Walker Syndrome; hydrocephalus; ventriculoperitoneal shunt; MSNA
Description One in 30,000 infants develops a congenital disease of the central nervous system (CNS), Dandy-Walker Syndrome.1 This disease consists of anatomical malformations of the cerebellum, fourth ventricle, posterior fossa, and foramina which often results in hydrocephalus and upward displacement of the lateral sinuses.1-5 Such malformations commonly result in increase intracranial pressure (ICP) and anatomical distortions of the face and skull such as cleft lip/palate, high-arched palate, retrognathia (receded jaw), and poor dentition.1 Therefore, the anesthetist must prepare for a difficult airway, take measures intraoperatively to control ICP, and attentively monitor the patient post operatively.1,3-5
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2014-12
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2014, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
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Date Created 2015-04-14
Date Modified 2015-04-14
ID 1094118
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