Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 467-469

A child with xeroderma pigmentosum for excision of basal cell carcinoma

Department of Anaesthesiology, BLDE University's, Shri B M Patil Medical College and Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka, India

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Sridevi M Mulimani
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.121050

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Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is characterized by hypersensitivity to sunlight, ocular involvement, and progressive neurological complications. These manifestations are due to a cellular hypersensitivity to ultraviolet radiation leading to a defect in repair of DNA by the process of nucleotide excision repair. Basal cell carcinoma which is rare in children can occur with XP. Though the XP induced changes are predominately dermatologic, pose several challenges in anaesthetic management. Hence, we are reporting a 9-year-old child with XP scheduled for excision of basal cell carcinoma under general anaesthesia.

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