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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2006;51(3):371-374.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2006.51.3.371   
Anesthesia for a Sturge-Weber Syndrome Patient with Severe Facial Hemangioma: A case report.
Kyu Don Chung, Youn Suk Son, Sang Hyun Hong, Hyun Sook Cho
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. rae700@naver.net
Sturge-Weber syndrome is characterized by congenital skin angiomas throughout the facio-trigeminal region, which can cause difficulty in airway management in the case of general anesthesia. The problems with this syndrome include glaucoma, seizures, severe mental retardation, intracranial cavernous hemangioma, etc. We report a case of a patient with Sturge-Weber syndrome with severe facial hemangioma who underwent septoplasty and inferior turbinectomy under general anesthesia. We also review the literature on the anesthetic management for the Sturge-Weber syndrome and discuss methods for avoiding complications.
Key Words: Sturge-Weber syndrome; anesthetic management; difficult airway
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