Anesthetic management of a patient with MERRF syndrome

Paediatr Anaesth. 2005 Jan;15(1):77-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2005.01384.x.


There are several specific considerations regarding anesthesia in patients with mitochondrial disease. We describe the successful administration of a combined general and epidural anesthesia with sevoflurane maintenance in a patient with myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibers (MERRF syndrome) scheduled for surgical treatment of bilateral clubfoot.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, Epidural*
  • Anesthesia, General*
  • Anesthetics, Inhalation
  • Child
  • Clubfoot / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • MERRF Syndrome / complications*
  • Methyl Ethers
  • Orthopedic Procedures
  • Preanesthetic Medication
  • Sevoflurane


  • Anesthetics, Inhalation
  • Methyl Ethers
  • Sevoflurane