Published: 2017-01-17

Anaesthetic management of giant encephalocele

Rajeev Kumar, Sunita Jain, Ranveer Kumar Mehta, Swati Trivedi


One of the several challenges to the anaesthesiologists, is management of child with difficult airway. Management of even normal airway in a neonate is different and complex as compared to airway of two year old child and that of adult. Definition of the difficult airway is related solely to tracheal intubation or problems with mask ventilation1.Among the different causes of difficult airway cranio facial and neoplastic anomalies are very common. We present a case report of difficult airway management in encephalocele patient.


Encephalocele, Endotracheal intubation, Anaesthesia, Difficult airway

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