Spondylothoracic dysostosis is a rare congenital disorder characterised by multiple vertebral malformations, shortening of the spine and fusion of the ribs at the costovertebral junction. These abnormalities create anaesthetic challenges due to difficult airway, severe restrictive lung disease and spine deformity necessitating a multidisciplinary approach and careful perioperative planning. We present the perianaesthetic management of a parturient with spondylothoracic dysostosis who successfully underwent preterm caesarean delivery under general anaesthesia with awake videolaryngoscopy-assisted tracheal intubation.
- mechanical ventilation
- musculoskeletal and joint disorders
- genetic screening/counselling
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Contributors RZ helped manage the patient, conduct the background research and write the manuscript. NTB helped manage the patient, conduct the background research and write the manuscript. FGS helped write and edit the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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