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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


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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