Anaesthetic Management of a Giant Cervico-Occipital Meningocele with Cleft Palate

Giant Cervico-Occipital Meningocele with Cleft Palate

  • Mansi Jain Senior Resident, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
  • Niti Dalal Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
  • Charu Bamba Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
Keywords: Anaesthetic challenges, meningocoele, prone positioning

Abstract

Meningocele is herniation of meninges and CSF through the skull and vertebral defect. The major anaesthetic challenges encountered in management of cervico-occipital meningocele include difficulty in securing airway, proper positioning of the neonate without pressure on the meningocoele sac, maintaining prone position and prevention of electrolyte disturbances and hypothermia. Associated congenital anomalies also can cause anaesthesia and procedure related complications. We report a case of 25 day old neonate with giant cervico occipital meningocele with cleft palate posted for excision and repair.

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Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Mansi Jain, Niti Dalal, & Charu Bamba. (2020). Anaesthetic Management of a Giant Cervico-Occipital Meningocele with Cleft Palate. Academia Anesthesiologica International, 5(1), 01-04. Retrieved from http://aijournals.com/index.php/aan/article/view/1442