Niemann-Pick disease: a rare problem in anaesthesiological practice.

Abstract

We describe the problems encountered during general anaesthesia in a 2-year-old boy who was suffering from an extremely severe form of Niemann-Pick disease. Attention focused on respiratory difficulties and intubation problems. The usefulness of the lateral position and the limits of the Mallampati score in this case are discussed.

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@article{Bujok2002NiemannPickDA, title={Niemann-Pick disease: a rare problem in anaesthesiological practice.}, author={Lilianna-Szuba Bujok and Grzegorz Bujok and Piotr Knapik}, journal={Paediatric anaesthesia}, year={2002}, volume={12 9}, pages={806-8} }