Anaesthesia issues in CHARGE syndrome

Anaesthesia issues in CHARGE syndrome – what are the risks?

CARRIE-LEE TRIDER, MD, Dalhousie University
KIM BLAKE, MD, MCS, MRCP, FRCP(C), Professor Paediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Canada

Children with CHARGE syndrome often require multiple surgeries throughout their lifetime to manage structural and functional anatomical abnormalities. It is important therefore, to consider any risks caused by anaesthesia. These risks tend to vary based on the individual child’s CHARGE syndrome characteristics.