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A 14‐year‐old girl with cerebral palsy presented for bilateral lower limb surgery for spasticity. A lumbar epidural catheter was sited under general anaesthesia on the third attempt and used intra‐operatively with good effect. A local anaesthetic infusion was used for postoperative analgesia but...
Spinal muscular atrophy is a neuromuscular disorder with degeneration of spinal motor neurons. Type I is a severe variant that was recently shown to be amenable to treatment with the antisense oligonucleotide nusinersen. As a result of increased life expectancy with this treatment, more children...
Neurofibromatosis type 1 is rarely associated with arteriovenous malformation rupture. We present a case of a rapidly compromised upper airway due to extrinsic compression as a consequence of the rupture of an arteriovenous malformation fed by the inferior thyroid artery which required emergency...
A three‐month‐old child presented to our district general hospital with acute respiratory distress. He was found to have massive spontaneous pneumomediastinum and extensive surgical emphysema overlying the neck. Tracheal intubation using the GlideScope® was difficult, and the patient’s trachea...
COVID‐19 infection immediately after liver transplantation presents a unique and challenging situation. In this report, we present the case of an 11‐year‐old girl who underwent emergency living donor liver transplantation for acute liver failure. After an uneventful intra‐operative course, the...
Post‐dural puncture headache is a consequence of cerebrospinal fluid loss, leading to reduced intracranial pressure. Its classical symptoms include a frontal‐occipital headache which is worse on standing, neck stiffness, nausea, hearing loss and photophobia. In this report, we describe an...
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