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.
- 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.
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