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Saudi J Anaesth. 2011 Jul;5(3):345-7. doi: 10.4103/1658-354X.84121.

Anesthetic considerations and difficult airway management in a case of Noonan syndrome.

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Departments of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care, Gian Sagar Medical College & Hospital, Ram Nagar, Banur, Punjab, India.


Noonan syndrome is a genetically transmitted autosomal dominant disorder characterized by various anatomic anomalies and pathophysiologic derangements. Anesthetic management in such cases poses a multitude of challenges, especially related to the airway management and maintenance of cardiovascular stability. We report a case of a 9-year-old male child weighing 24 kg, who was diagnosed as a case of Noonan syndrome and had undergone ligation of patent ductus arteriosus during early childhood. The child was operated on for release of bilateral neck bands under general anesthesia. The case report pertains to the successful airway and anesthetic management in the background of difficult airway and existence of various cardiac lesions.


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Noonan syndrome; pulmonary stenosis; webbed neck

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