Aicardi syndrome is a rare hereditary disorder that develops in only girls with the trilogy of nutatory epilepsy, callosal agenesis and chorioretinopathy. We experienced general anesthesia twice for a patient with Aicardi syndrome in addition to heavy mental retardation. She underwent surgical correction for cleft lip and palate at 6 months of age and at 2 years of age, respectively. Anesthesia was induced slowly with inhalation of nitrous oxide, oxygen and sevoflurare. After securing an intravenous route, midazolam, thiopental and vecuronium were administered and intubated orally. Anesthesia was maintained with isoflurane safely. Patients with Aicardi syndrome have a high risk of aspiration pneumonia caused by underdeveloped swallowing ability due to callosal agenesis. We should, therefore, pay attention to prevention of seizure and aspiration pneumonia during the perioperative period.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine