ISSN 1300-0578
Cilt : 28 Sayı : 3 Yıl : 2020
Journal of Anesthesia [JARSS]
JARSS. 2020; 28(3): 213-216 | DOI: 10.5222/jarss.2020.18480

Möebius syndrome, what anesthesiologist should consider about: a case report

Masoud Nashibi1, Parisa Sezari1, Farhad Safari1, Ahmad Naderi2, Kamran Mottaghi1
1Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Jam Hospital, Tehran, Iran

Objective: First described in 1888, Möebius syndrome is a variety of cranial nerve palsy combinations mainly involving sixth, seventh and eighth cranial nerves. Although rare, affected infants and children might be referred to anesthesiologists for many types of ophthalmologic or otologic surgeries. Data on anesthetic management of such patients are scarce and case reports can be a source of useful information for anesthesiologists throughout the world.
Case: Since it involves facial muscles and their development, affected patient potentially may be a case of difficult airway as well; although it is rare. Malignant hyperthermia is another potential threat.
We report a known case of Möebius syndrome candidate for cochlear implantation under general anesthesia.
Conclusion: Although our case was uneventful, the anesthesiology team has to be prepared for potential risks such as difficult airway management or malignant hyperthermia in these patients.

Keywords: Möebius syndrome, Difficult Airway, Malignant hyperthermia, Anesthetic Considerations, cochlear implant.

Masoud Nashibi, Parisa Sezari, Farhad Safari, Ahmad Naderi, Kamran Mottaghi. Möebius syndrome, what anesthesiologist should consider about: a case report. JARSS. 2020; 28(3): 213-216

Sorumlu Yazar: Kamran Mottaghi, Iran
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