Year : 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 302--305

Severe tracheobronchial compression in a patient with Turner«SQ»s syndrome undergoing repair of a complex aorto-subclavian aneurysm: Anesthesia perspectives


Christopher C .C. Hudson1, Jeremie Stewart1, Carole Dennie2, Tarek Malas3, Munir Boodhwani3 
1 Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2 Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiac Imaging, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
3 Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Christopher C .C. Hudson
Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street H2410, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4W7
Canada

We present a case of severe tracheobronchial compression from a complex aorto-subclavian aneurysm in a patient with Turner«SQ»s syndrome undergoing open surgical repair. Significant airway compression is a challenging situation and requires careful preoperative preparation, maintenance of spontaneous breathing when possible, and consideration of having an alternative source of oxygenation and circulation established prior to induction of general anesthesia. Cardiopulmonary monitoring is essential for safe general anesthesia and diagnosis of unexpected intraoperative events.


How to cite this article:
Hudson CC, Stewart J, Dennie C, Malas T, Boodhwani M. Severe tracheobronchial compression in a patient with Turner's syndrome undergoing repair of a complex aorto-subclavian aneurysm: Anesthesia perspectives.Ann Card Anaesth 2014;17:302-305


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Hudson CC, Stewart J, Dennie C, Malas T, Boodhwani M. Severe tracheobronchial compression in a patient with Turner's syndrome undergoing repair of a complex aorto-subclavian aneurysm: Anesthesia perspectives. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jun 1 ];17:302-305
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