Anaesthesia and the Sturge-Weber syndrome

R. K. Batra, Veena Gulaya, Rashmi Madan, Anjan Trikha

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We report a series of 13 patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome anaesthetised on 17 occasions. Anaesthesia management varied depending on the clinical manifestations which ranged from localized, superficial skin lesions to extensive systemic involvement. These patients tolerate anaesthesia well but anaesthetic management includes evaluation for associated anomalies. Difficulty with intubation may occur due to angiomas of the mouth and upper airway. Anaesthesia should be planned to avoid trauma to the haemangiomata and increases in intraocular and intracranial pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Anaesthesia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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