Anesthetic considerations for Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

M. A. Gurkowski, D. K. Rasch

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Infants with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome may have a varied clinical presentation. Infants with tumors, uncontrollable hypoglycemia, exophthalmos, and macroglossia may require surgical intervention. A comprehensive preoperative examination should include assessment of the airway, cardiovascular status, endocrine status, glucose, and electrolytes. Preparations for difficult airway management should be made. Anesthetic choice should be dictated primarily by the surgical procedure and preoperative cardiovascular status. Intraoperative serum glucose monitoring is important to prevent the neurologic sequelae of unrecognized hypoglycemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)711-712
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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