Anesthesia management in a pregnant patient with neurofibromatosis



Neurofibromatosis, Pregnant, General anesthesia


Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic and multisystemic disease with autosomal dominant transition. It can affect anesthesia applications by affecting more than one system. In the presence of neurofibromas in the airway, it can cause airway obstruction and difficulties in respiratory delivery during general anesthesia. The presence of tumors affecting the central nervous system makes spinal anesthesia risky. Anesthesiologists should act with awareness of each multisystemic complication when evaluating and managing patients. This case report aims to present our general anesthesia practice in an elective cesarean operation in a pregnant patient with neurofibromatosis type 1.


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Çetinkaya Ethemoğlu FB, Gümüş Özcan İrem. Anesthesia management in a pregnant patient with neurofibromatosis. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2022 May 1 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];6(5):591-3. Available from: