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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 239239, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/239239
Case Report

Day Care General Anaesthesia for a Child with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Management, and Intensive Care Medicine, Adelaide Meath and National Children's Hospital, Dublin 24, Ireland

Received 11 May 2010; Accepted 4 July 2010

Academic Editor: Claire M. Brett

Copyright © 2010 Suresh Chittoodan and Suzanne Crowe. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Bardet-Biedl syndrome is a very rare autosomal-recessive disorder with pan-systemic effects. The perioperative period may be hazardous for patients with this disorder. We describe the presenting features and management of a child who was scheduled for elective ambulatory general anesthesia and discuss the relevant points for the busy anesthesiologist.