The inescapable conundrum of klippel-feil syndrome airway: Case reports

Ajisha Aravindan, Manpreet Kaur, Shanmugha Sundaram, Priyankar Kumar Datta

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Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is a rare congenital anomaly that is characterized by short neck, low posterior hairline, and restricted neck movements, all of which lead to the possibility of a difficult airway. These patients often have associated multiple systemic anomalies, which add to the challenges in anesthetic management. We describe the anesthetic management of 3 patients with KFS: 2 who underwent modified radical mastoidectomy and 1 patient who underwent vaginoplasty at our institute. Careful planning and preparedness for difficult airway and thorough knowledge of associated comorbidities are key to successful management of patients with KFS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-199
Number of pages5
JournalAANA journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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