A patient with Stickler Syndrome may experience problems with airway management during general anesthesia. Zimmermann et al identified risk factors that may be predictive of a difficult airway. The authors are from Cambridge University in England.

Patient selection: Stickler Syndrome


Predictors of airway complications:

(1) receding mandible (micrognathia)

(2) history of previous cleft palate repair

(3) history of known difficult airway


A patient with Stickler Syndrome should be evaluated prior to surgery for any additional factors that may contribute to a difficult airway or perioperative complications.

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