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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1756--1758

Perioperative Management of a Patient with Chin-On-Chest Deformity Presenting for Reconstructive Spine Surgery


1 Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, 710, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Physiology, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Keshav Goyal
Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, 710, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.333489

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Chin-on- chest deformity is not uncommon sequelae of ankylosing spondylitis. Apart from difficult airway, several other considerations might include co-existing cardio-respiratory embarrassment, osteoporotic bones, and neurological perturbations. We describe the successful anesthetic management of a case of chin-on-chest deformity with no access to midline neck structures and extremely difficult airway posted for corrective spine surgery.






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