Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16--20

Anaesthetic considerations of temporomandibular joint ankylosis with obstructive sleep apnoea : a case report.


FR Shah, KR Sharma, RN Hilloowalla, AD Karandikar 
 Department of Anaesthesiology, T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital

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F R Shah
Department of Anaesthesiology, T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital

The peroperative management of a 4 1/2 yr old child having bilateral recurrent temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is presented here. From the anaesthesiologist«SQ»s point of view, the patient demands special considerations as regards difficulty in intubation, high sensitivity to all central depressant drugs, awake extubation, and post-operative maintenance of a clear airway. It is to be concluded that these conditions call for strict adherence to the basic principles of airway management and close observation extending into the post-operative period.


How to cite this article:
Shah F R, Sharma K R, Hilloowalla R N, Karandikar A D. Anaesthetic considerations of temporomandibular joint ankylosis with obstructive sleep apnoea : a case report. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2002;20:16-20


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Shah F R, Sharma K R, Hilloowalla R N, Karandikar A D. Anaesthetic considerations of temporomandibular joint ankylosis with obstructive sleep apnoea : a case report. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2002 [cited 2021 Jun 14 ];20:16-20
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