Choice of anesthesia in molybdenum cofactor deficiency: A case report


ALKAN M., KİP G., Sahin S., ATABEK D.

JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.19, no.11, pp.1103-1105, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1103-1105
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Molybdenum cofactor (MC) deficiency is defined as a progressive neurodegenerative and neurometabolic disease, characterized by convulsions, severe mental and motor retardation resistant to the treatment. Patients with MC deficiency usually need at least sedation for even minor interventions such as dental examination or treatment. Sedation or general anesthesia for these patients may be complicated due to accompanying disorders. However, we were unable to find any reports on anesthetic management of patients with MC deficiency in the literature. In this article, we intend to share our experience of a patient with MC deficiency, who had undergone dental treatment under deep sedation.