Anesthetic management in a patient with Goldenhar's syndrome using a perilaryngeal airway and a videolaryngoscope

Shigekazu Sugino, Noriaki Kanaya, Keiichi Omote, Akiyoshi Namiki

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A 5-year-old girl with Goldenhar's syndrome was scheduled for reconstruction of her left thumb. Because her preanesthetic X-p had revealed airway abnormality, difficult intubation was anticipated. After induction of anesthesia with thiamylal, the lungs were ventilated easily via a facemask. A perilaryngeal airway (PLA) was inserted after obtaining adequate depth of anesthesia with sevoflurane. Anesthesia was maintained with sevoflurane (2%) plus nitrous oxide (66%) under spontaneous ventilation. The operation was finished uneventfully. However, a re-operation was scheduled for postoperative hemorrhage on that day. In consideration of potential regurgitation of gastric con tent, endotracheal intubation was scheduled. Her vocal cord was confirmed with a videolaryngoscope, and she was intubated successfully. In conclusion, a PLA and a videolaryngoscope are useful for airway management of patients with Goldenhar's syndrome for whom difficulty in intubation is anticipated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1367-1370
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec


  • Difficult intubation
  • Goldenhar's syndrome
  • Perilaryngeal airway
  • Videolaryngoscope


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