Anaesthesia Management of a Child with West Syndrome


ŞAHİN S. H., Copuroglu E., Ugur H., SAĞIROĞLU G., ÇOLAK A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND REANIMATION, vol.42, no.6, pp.362-364, 2014 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjar.2014.65002
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND REANIMATION
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.362-364
  • Keywords: West syndrome, general anaesthesia, facial malformations, skeletal deformities
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

West syndrome (WS) is an epileptic encephalopathy usually occurring during the first year of life and is characterized by severe electroencephalography (EEG) derangement. Most of these patients may develop cerebral palsy, facial malformations, and skeletal deformities. The anaesthesiologist should make the preoperative assessment carefully due to epileptic seizures and should consider the possibility of difficult intubation because of coexisting anatomic malformations during the anaesthesia management of patients with WS. This report presents a case of general anaesthesia management in a left femoral fixation operation in an 11-year-old, 18 kg male patient.