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As Brittle as Marble-Challenges Encountered in Managing the Airway of a Child Posted for Sequestrectomy of Mandible with Underlying Osteopetrosis and Hydrocephalus
Osteopetrosis is a rare syndrome which causes multiple anatomical and physiological impairments1. Children are at a risk of adverse respiratory events and mortality associated with the same2.
Osteopetrosis, Sequestrectomy, Airway.
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