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Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología

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Abstract

ROJAS G, Andrés et al. Síndrome de Hallermann-Streiff y embarazo: manejo de la vía aérea difícil en embarazadas. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2016, vol.81, n.3, pp.223-228. ISSN 0717-7526.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75262016000300009.

The Hallermann-Streiff syndrome is a rare entity associated to hypoplasia of the lower third of the face, determining a difficult airway management. We report the case of a 21 years female with this syndrome, achondroplasia, severe scoliosis and respiratory infection at the days prior to the interruption of her preg-nancy by cesarean section. Her management required a carefully preoperative evaluation and availability of alternative devices to secure her airway. Pregnancy and certain comorbidities increase the chance of a failed intubation with severe secondary morbidity and mortality, given this, the correct preparation and implementation of difficult airway algorithms in pregnancy if it’s necessary.

Keywords : Hallermann-Streiff syndrome; high-risk pregnancy; airway management; anesthesia.

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