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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1109-1111

Difficult airway in a case of gross hydrocephalus for shunt surgery


Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Raghavendra Vagyannavar
Room No. 336, New P.G. Hostel, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science Campus, Raebareli Road, Lucknow - 226 014, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/aer.AER_201_16

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Children with gross hydrocephalus for emergency ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt present challenges to anesthesiologist due to increase in circumference of head, associated congenital anomalies. Here is a case report of child with gross hydrocephalus with Type 2 Arnold chiari malformation posted for emergency VP shunt placement possessed a difficult airway.


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