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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 165-167

Maxillectomy for malignant nasopharyngeal neurofibroma: Anesthetic considerations

Department of Anaesthesiology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India

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Shagun Bhatia Shah
H. No: 174 - 175, Ground Floor, Pocket-17, Sector-24, Rohini, New Delhi - 110 085
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.160891

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Neurofibromatosis-1 (NF-1) or von Recklinghausen's disease is the most common disease inherited by a single gene and is multisystemic in nature. Anesthesia is required for excision of neurofibromas, which may cause cosmetic disfigurement, pressure effects (obstructive uropathy, hydronephrosis, kyphoscoliosis, hydrocephalus, proptosis, and superior vena cava syndrome) and may undergo malignant change. We report here the anesthetic management of an NF-1 patient with a malignant change in a nasopharyngeal neurofibroma requiring left maxillectomy and split skin grafting.

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