A patient with Dubowitz Syndrome may require special precautions in the perioperative period.

A patient with Dubowitz Syndrome should be evalauted for:

(1) difficult intubation and/or mask ventilation associated with craniofacial and craniocervical anomalies

(2) muscle hypotonia

(3) gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)

(4) coronary artery disease

(5) congenital heart disease

(6) allergic reactions

(7) increased risk of infection


With a proper preoperative evaluation and perioperative care most patients with Dubowitz syndrome should be able to undergo surgery with minimal complications.

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