Successful airway management with use of a laryngeal mask airway in a patient with CHARGE syndrome

November 2009
Journal of Anesthesia;2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p630
Academic Journal
CHARGE syndrome refers to an autosomal dominant disorder in patients with coloboma (C) of the eye, heart disease (H), atresia of choanae (A), retarded growth (R), genital hypoplasia (G), and ear anomalies (E). In addition to these typical features, airway abnormalities, including retrognathia, glossoptosis, and laryngeal paralysis, have been reported in patients with this syndrome. This report describes a case of CHARGE syndrome observed in a 6-year-old male patient with a difficult airway, in whom anesthesia was managed successfully using a laryngeal mask airway.


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