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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-81

Mask ventilation in frontonasal meningoencephalocele: Case report

Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Prof. Sanjay Agrawal
Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh 249203, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/jpn.JPN_276_20

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Frontonasal encephalocele is a rare anatomical variant of the meningoencephalocele. Peri-operative anesthesia concerns involve anticipated difficult mask ventilation as well as surgical complications such as compression and rupture of meningoencephalocele. The compression of encephalocele is associated with raised intracranial pressure (ICP) and even rupture of overlying skin leading to cerebrospinal fluid leak, hemorrhage, exposure of underlying frontal lobe, meningitis, seizures, and even death. We report a case of 6-year-old female presenting with rare variant of frontonasal encephalocele for bifrontal craniotomy, excision of encephalocele, and repair. Difficult mask ventilation was anticipated, and patient airway was managed with use of size 4 anatomical mask.


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