Anaesthetic Management for Cataract Surgery in VACTERL Syndrome Case Report

Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical Collage & Hospital, Nerul, Navi-Mumbai 400706.
Indian journal of anaesthesia 02/2009; 53(1):94-7.
Source: PubMed


SUMMARY: Eight year old girl, weighing 14 kg with VACTERL syndrome V: Vertebral anomalies, A: Anal malformation, C: Cardiovascular defect, TE: Tracheal and esophageal malformation, R: Renal agenesis, L: Limb anomalies. underwent cataract surgery under general anaesthesia. She had multiple congenital anomalies like esophageal atresia, imperforate anus (corrected), single kidney & radial aplasia. Anticipating problems of gastro-esophageal reflux & chronic renal failure, successful management was done.

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