General anesthesia for a child with Landau-Kleffner syndrome, a case report.

Biswajit Ghosh, David Carsten

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Landau-Kleffner syndrome is a rare, epileptiform disorder with a pathognomonic sudden aphasia, epilepsy, and electroencephalographic abnormalities. It was first described in 1957. No case reports are included in the anesthesia literature. This case report describes a 9-year-old male who was treated for dental caries while under intubated general anesthesia. The case was successful and uneventful, with multiple precautions taken to prevent seizures or other complications. The authors hope that this report will provoke communication and additional case reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesia progress
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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