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Successful utilisation of epidural analgesia for perioperative pain management in a child with sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit (SCN1A) gene mutation
  1. Jenna H Sobey,
  2. Carrie C Menser,
  3. Srijaya K Reddy and
  4. Elisabeth M Hughes
  1. Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Monroe Carell Junior Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Srijaya K Reddy; srijaya.k.reddy{at}vumc.org

Abstract

Sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit (SCN1A) gene mutation is a rare disorder with a large spectrum of clinical presentations. Little is known regarding anaesthetic and analgesic management of these patients. We present a case of a child with SCN1A gene mutation that was successfully managed with an epidural for perioperative analgesia for an abdominal surgery.

  • anaesthesia
  • pain
  • paediatrics
  • congenital disorders
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  • Contributors JHS: This author cared for the patient, obtained consent from patient’s mother and helped with manuscript construction, preparation and submission. CCM: This author cared for the patient and helped with manuscript preparation and editing. SKR: This author helped with manuscript preparation and editing. EMH: This author cared for the patient and helped with manuscript preparation and editing.

  • 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 Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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