1 - Anestesiologia, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, EPE, Lisboa
- Publicação sob forma integral na Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Neonates and small infants with syndromes characterized by the presence of craniofacial abnormalities may represent great challenges regarding the management of the airway. We describe the case of a 9-day-old neonate with Treacher Collins syndrome, in which a laryngeal mask was essential to improve the airway obstruction, ventilate the patient and serve as an airway conduit for a fiberoptic intubation. By presenting this case, we intend to show that in neonates with Treacher Collins syndrome, in whom difficulties ventilation and intubation are expected, a thoughtful airway management planning is mandatory.
Palavras Chave: Mandibulofacial dysostosis; Newborn; Airway management; Bronchoscopes; Laryngeal masks.