Unexpected tracheomalacia in Marfan syndrome during general anesthesia for correction of scoliosis

Anesth Analg. 2002 Aug;95(2):331-2, table of contents. doi: 10.1097/00000539-200208000-00017.

Abstract

We experienced an unexpected tracheomalacia exhibiting CO2 retention and an increased peak inspiratory pressure after beginning an operation; it was confirmed with fiberoptic bronchoscopy. If there are no problems in the circuit or tube when the patient shows CO2 retention and increases in peak inspiratory pressure, the fiberoptic bronchoscope is helpful

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anesthesia, General*
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Carbon Dioxide / blood
  • Funnel Chest / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Marfan Syndrome / complications*
  • Marfan Syndrome / diagnostic imaging
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative
  • Orthopedic Procedures*
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Scoliosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Scoliosis / surgery*
  • Trachea / pathology
  • Tracheal Stenosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Tracheal Stenosis / etiology*
  • Tracheal Stenosis / pathology

Substances

  • Carbon Dioxide