Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 217-219

I-gel assisted fiberoptic intubation in a child with Morquio's syndrome

1 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

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Dr. Sangeeta Dhanger
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.152893

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Morquio's syndrome, also known as mucopolysaccharidosis type IV is an autosomal recessive disorder, caused by deficiency of n-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulphate. Anesthetic management of this syndrome is a great challenge, especially in pediatric age group as "cannot ventilate, cannot intubate" scenario can be encountered by anesthesiologist due to the possibility of total airway collapse. Herewith, we are reporting a case of child with Morquio's syndrome where I-gel assisted fiber-optic intubation was used for safe endotracheal intubation.

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