Anesthesia for maxillary and mandibular osteotomies in osteogenesis imperfecta

Anesth Prog. 1995;42(1):17-20.


A 21-yr-old female suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta was anesthetized for correction of maxillary and mandibular deformities that had restricted her chewing. Preoperative assessment revealed a difficult intubation, restrictive lung disease secondary to bony deformities, and multiple repairs of fractures. Management of anesthesia for this operation--which is very rarely carried out in this disorder--is described along with a review of the problems of anesthesia associated with osteogenesis imperfecta.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anesthesia, Dental*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Jaw Abnormalities / etiology
  • Jaw Abnormalities / surgery*
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta / complications
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta / surgery*
  • Osteotomy
  • Surgery, Oral / methods*