Anesthesia for a cesarean section on a pregnant patient with Cockayne syndrome: case report

We report the case of a pregnant patient diagnosed with Cockayne Syndrome, submitted successfully to spinal anesthesia for a cesarean section due to cephalopelvic disproportion. In view of the difficult decision between inducing general anesthesia in a patient with a likely difficult airway, or neuraxial anesthesia in a patient with cardiovascular, respiratory and neurocognitive limitations, we suggest tailored management to reach the best results for the mother and newborn.ResumoA síndrome de Cockayne é doença multissistêmica autossômica recessiva devido à falha no reparo do DNA. Originalmente descrita em 1936 em crianças de baixa estatura, atrofia retiniana e surdez, é caracterizada por nanismo, caquexia, fotossensibilidade, envelhecimento acelerado e déficits neurológicos. O mais típico é a fácies descrita como similar à de um pássaro: maxila proeminente, atrofia do coxim adiposo bucal, olhos profundos, orelhas grandes e nariz fino. Tem sido descrita dificuldade no manejo da via aérea com estreitamento subglótico e risco de aspiração gástrica. Embora as características clínicas da síndrome de Cockayne sejam bem relatadas em publicações pediátricas, há apenas um relato de anestesia em paciente obstétrica na literatura. Relatamos o caso de gestante com diagnóstico de sín...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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We report the case of a pregnant patient diagnosed with Cockayne syndrome, submitted successfully to spinal anesthesia for a cesarean section due to cephalopelvic disproportion. In view of the difficult decision between inducing general anesthesia in a patient with a likely difficult airway, or neuraxial anesthesia in a patient with cardiovascular, respiratory and neurocognitive limitations, we suggest tailored management to reach the best results for the mother and newborn. PMID: 32173062 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
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Source: World Journal of Pediatrics : WJP - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: World J Pediatr Source Type: research
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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news
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