Anaesthetic challenges in a patient with Klippel–Feil syndrome scheduled for panendoscopy and biopsy

  • Abhishek Chitnis Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kingsley Enohumah Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Keywords: Klippel Feil syndrome, Sprengel deformity, awake fibreoptic intubation, panendoscopy

Abstract

Klippel–Feil syndrome is one of the congenital causes of difficult airway. It is characterised by a classic triad of a short neck, restricted cervical spine movement, and a low posterior hairline, which can pose a significant challenge to the anaesthetist during airway management. A case of Klippel Feil Syndrome type 2 with associated Sprengel’s deformity for panendoscopy under general anaesthesia is presented. The anaesthetic considerations in the management of this patient are also discussed.

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South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2018; DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2018.1438555

Author Biographies

Abhishek Chitnis, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Ashton Under-Lyne Mancheste
Kingsley Enohumah, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Ashton Under-Lyne Manchester
Published
2018-04-03
Section
Case Studies