Anesthetic management of the pediatric patient with multiple congenital anomalies including severe hemifacial hypertrophy

Anesth Prog. 1981 Nov-Dec;28(6):162-6.


An anesthesia induction technique not widely utilized is described for a pediatric patient presenting with severe hemifacial hypertrophy, severe mental retardation, as well as a seizure disorder and other congenital anomalies. The anatomically and/or pathologically altered airway as well as other anomalies increase the risks of anesthesia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / pathology*
  • Anesthesia, Dental*
  • Anesthesia, General*
  • Anticonvulsants / adverse effects*
  • Child
  • Dental Care for Disabled
  • Facial Asymmetry / pathology
  • Female
  • Gingival Hyperplasia / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy / pathology
  • Macroglossia / pathology


  • Anticonvulsants