Anaesthetic problems

1. Self mutilation may result in scarring of the mouth region.

2. Patients are susceptible to aspiration pneumonitis.

3. Abnormal adrenergic responses and decreased monoamine oxidase activity have been reported (Larson & Wilkins 1985).

4. Atlantoaxial instability has been described in two brothers.The 5 year old had neck pain and progressive quadriplegia, and CT scan showed fracture of the odontoid tip and forward subluxation of the atlas.The 16-year-old brother was screened and had similar findings, but without quadriplegia (Shewell et al 1996).

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