Awake nasotracheal intubation using fiberoptic bronchoscope in a pediatric patient with Freeman-Sheldon syndrome

Paediatr Anaesth. 2005 Sep;15(9):790-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2004.01533.x.


The Freeman-Sheldon syndrome is a congenital disease primarily affecting the facial, limb and respiratory muscles that give rise to classical clinical features including typical whistling face and short webbed neck associated with difficult intubation. We present successful awake nasotracheal intubation in a 6-year-old patient with typical clinical features of Freeman-Sheldon syndrome by using fiberoptic bronchoscope on two separate occasions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bronchoscopes*
  • Clubfoot / surgery
  • Face / abnormalities*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal*
  • Limb Deformities, Congenital
  • Male
  • Muscle, Skeletal / abnormalities
  • Syndrome