Anaesthesia and the paediatric patient with neuromuscular disease

  • Elsa Dekker Leicester Royal Infirmary
Keywords: neuromuscular disease, paediatric, anaesthesia


The anaesthetic management of paediatric patients with neuromuscular disease can be very complicated and requires careful peri-operative planning. These children commonly present for anaesthesia for diagnostic procedures (muscle biopsy, MRI), or surgery relating to their underlying disorder (gastrostomy, corrective orthopaedic procedures, strabismus surgery), or incidental surgery.

Author Biography

Elsa Dekker, Leicester Royal Infirmary
Consultant Anaesthesiologist Leicester Royal Infirmary Leicester United Kingdom
Paediatric Anaesthesia