Multiple dental extractions using general anesthesia for a patient with Down and Eisenmenger syndromes and periodontal disease

John G. Bozich, Thomas W. Albert

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Abstract

A patient with Down syndrome and severe retardation and Eisenmenger syndrome sought dental treatment at the Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital Dental Service. Eisenmenger syndrome is a form of cyanotic congenital cardiovascular pulmonary disease. The cardiac structural abnormalities associated with Eisenmenger syndrome preclude the use of conscious sedation and predispose a patient to the development of bacterial endocarditis. A prophylactic antibiotic regimen is recommended for patients with Eisenmenger syndrome who are undergoing procedures that produce a transient bacteremia. This article reviews the appropriate measures necessary for the safe anesthetic, operative, and perioperative care of a severely compromised patient. It is based on an understanding of the patho physiology associated with Eisenmenger syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalSpecial Care in Dentistry
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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