Unanticipated compression of the trachea in a 5-month-old undergoing an MRI for evaluation of neurofibromatosis

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Abstract

Neurofibromatosis type 1 is an autosomal-dominant disorder with the tendency toward the formation of tumors. Plexiform neurofibromas are the most common type of tumors seen in neurofibromatosis type 1. Approximately 50% oeeur in the head and neek region with a 5% ineidenee of airway involvement. We describe the ease of a 5 month old with a plexiform neurofibroma of the neek who developed complete airway obstruction on induction of anesthesia. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a skull base neurofibroma extending to the hypopharynx and resulting in deviation of the airway. Because of the possibility of airway involvement, a eareful preanesthetic evaluation as well as a slow induction with the maintenance of spontaneous ventilation should be considered in patients presenting with facial neurofibromas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication100 Selected Case Reports from Anesthesia and Analgesia
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health
ISBN (Electronic)9781975115333
ISBN (Print)9781975115326
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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  • Medicine(all)

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