Anaesthesia in a Child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Obesity: A Case Report

  • Adim Prasai Department of Anaesthesia, Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Abha Prasai Department of Anaesthesia, Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: autistic spectrum disorder, obesity, difficult airway, premedication

Abstract

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that manifests in the first three years of life. Children may attend hospital for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures at different points of their lives. Due to increased anxiety of patient and family members, uncooperative or combative behaviour, these patients are considered to be difficult cases for anaesthesia. Overweight and obesity in children has become endemic and perioperative complications are more frequent in these patients. A versatile approach should be adopted for management of these patients.

Published
2019-12-17