Anesthetic implications of protein C deficiency

R. C. Wetzel, B. R. Marsh, M. Yaster, J. F. Casella

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We present an infant with congenital protein C deficiency who safely underwent three general endotracheal anesthetics without complication. Despite the real concerns of tissue damage, safe endotracheal intubation is possible. Anesthetic management should include preoperative protein C replacement, atraumatic technique, and, we believe, insurance of a sufficient air leak around the endotracheal tube. It may also be appropriate to consider alternatives to general anesthesia if surgical needs allow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)982-984
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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