Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
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Anesthesia management of pediatric dentistry patients with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome: a case report

Cuidado antestésico em pacientes de odontopediatria com síndrome cardiofaciocutânea: relato de caso

Gian Luigi Gonnella, Pietro Paolo Giuri, Bruno Antonio Zanfini, Matteo Biancone, Luciano Frassanito, Cristina Olivieri, Gaetano Draisci

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Cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome is a rare syndrome characterized by particular craniofacial features, cardiac abnormalities, and multiple organ diseases. Patients present with pulmonary stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, short neck, micrognathia, laryngomalacia, and tracheomalacia. These conditions may strongly influence patient perioperative outcomes. We describe a 15-year-old child with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome presenting for a dentistry procedure. She had an uneventful perioperative and postoperative course except for difficult airway management.


Cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome;  Airway management;  Congenital heart defects


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