Intravenous sedation and repeated "the same day general anesthesia" for a school-age boy with dandy-walker syndrome and dentinogenesis

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Abstract

Dandy-Walker syndrome (DWS) is characterized by perfect or partial defect of the cerebellum vermis and cystic dilatation of the posterior fossa communicating with the fourth ventricle. Common clinical signs are mental retardation, cerebellar ataxia, and those of increased intracranial pressure (ICP). Associated congenital anomalies are craniofacial, cardiac, renal, and skeletal abnormalities. We experienced a case of intravenous sedation and six times of "the same day" general anesthesia for a school-aged boy (10-13 years old) with DWS and hypodentinogenesis. The patient underwent an examination and dental treatments. We had to pay attention to airway management tracheal tube selection and control of ICP. In addition, we should prevent tooth injuries through mishaps during tracheal intubations, since all tooth-hypoplasia with fragile dental crowns was strongly suggested in this case. Detailed postoperative care is also required for general anesthesia afflicted with DWS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-307
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume65
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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