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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 7429251, 6 pages
Case Report

Anesthetic Management in a Gravida with Type IV Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, The Bronx, NY 10467, USA

Received 8 January 2016; Revised 17 May 2016; Accepted 9 June 2016

Academic Editor: André Mégarbané

Copyright © 2016 Elizabeth Vue et al. 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.


Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is an inherited disorder of the connective tissues caused by abnormalities in collagen formation. OI may present many challenges to the anesthesiologist. A literature review reveals a wide range of implications, from basic positioning to management of the difficult airway. We present the anesthetic management of a 25-year-old gravid woman with OI, fetal demise, and possible uterine rupture, admitted for an exploratory laparotomy.