Title:
Difficult airway due to protruding macroglossia in a child with lymphangioma
Authors:
E. Horasanli , D. Ornek , M. Canturk , L. Ozdogan , F. Sahin , B. Dikmen
Institutions:
1Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Clinic, Ankara Numune Training & Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey; 2Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Yozgat State Hospital, Yozgat, Turkey; Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Nide State Hospital, Nide, Turkey
Keywords:
Lymphangioma; intubation; airway obstruction
Pages:
219 - 222
Abstract:
Difficult airway due to protruding macroglossia in a child with lymphangioma. Lymphangiomas, or cystic hygromas, are relatively uncommon congenital malformations of the lymphatic system that usually present during the first years of childhood. They are rare in adults. A search of the literature on MedLine revealed only few reports about lymphangioma as a cause of difficult airway management after the neonatal period. Herein, we present a case of diffi- cult intubation due to protruding macroglossia in a 5-year-old girl diagnosed with recurrent lesions of lymphangioma. We also discuss possible problems in airway protection, drug choice, and post-operative follow-up associated with sur- gical excision of these lesions.
Issue:
Vol. 6, 2010, 3rd trimester


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Difficult airway due to protruding macroglossia in a child with lymphangioma