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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 154-156

Alstrom syndrome: A rare genetic disorder and its anaesthetic significance

1 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, St. Stephens Hospital, Delhi - 110 054, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, St. Stephens Hospital, Delhi - 110 054, India

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Akhilesh Tiwari
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, St. Stephens Hospital, Delhi - 110 054
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.63628

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Alstrom syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that was first described in 1959, by Carl Henry Alstrom, characterised by multiorgan system involvement ranging from ocular, aural, endocrinal, hepatorenal, gastrointestinal, respiratory and cardiac to the musculoskeletal system, among many others. It exposes the patient to various risks ranging from pulmonary aspiration and increased cardiac morbidity to separational anxiety, and may necessitate postoperative elective ventilation. We hereby present the successful management of one such diagnosed case in a 12-year-old boy, who presented to us for incision and drainage of an abscess present over the nape of his neck, along with foreign body removal from his right ear.

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