Spinal anesthesia in a child with Brachmann-de Lange (Cornelia de Lange) syndrome

Ludmyla Kachko, Elena Sanko, Enrique Freud, Jacob Katz

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Providing anesthesia to patients with Brachmann-de Lange syndrome (BdLS) may be challenging, mainly because of intubation difficulty, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and aspiration complications. The use of spinal anesthesia (SA) in this population has not been reported. We report the uneventful administration of awake SA to a 7-month-old girl with BdLS who was scheduled for rectal biopsy. The current literature is reviewed to discuss the indications for SA in those patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-944
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Anesthesia
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Brachmann-de Lange syndrome
  • Children
  • Spinal anesthesia


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