Medical Articles I Was Featured On

A case with Weaver syndrome operated for congenital cardiac defect

A Sarigül, M Yilmaz, S Ateş, Y Yurdakul
September 1999, Pediatric Cardiology

An 11-month-old Turkish female infant with Weaver syndrome together with atrial septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus which was operated successfully is reported. Weaver syndrome is a very rare disorder of unknown etiology characterized by accelerated growth of prenatal onset, advanced osseous maturation, special craniofacial features, umbilical hernia, and hoarse low-pitched cry. Congenital cardiac defect is not a usual finding. The presented case is the first reported child with Weaver syndrome in the literature operated for a congenital cardiac defect.

Excessive growth in a girl with Weaver syndrome

B Ozkan, A Bereket
September 2000, Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism

A 24 month-old female with Weaver syndrome who has the most severe overgrowth among reported cases is presented. Prenatal history was remarkable for maternal hydantoin use throughout pregnancy. In addition to all major features of the syndrome, she displayed some novel features, including patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect and diffuse thinning of the corpus callosum. Initially, carpal bone age was more advanced compared to phalangeal bone age, as expected in Weaver syndrome. However, phalangeal bone age caught up with carpal bone age during the follow-up period, suggesting that dysharmonic bone age advancement is an early feature of Weaver syndrome. The apparent male predominance in Weaver syndrome is generally ascribed to milder expression of the syndrome in females. The present patient, showing the most severe expression of the syndrome, refutes the notion that females with Weaver syndrome may have a milder form of the syndrome

Anaesthesia for open-heart surgery in a patient with Weaver's syndrome

B Celebioglu, F Yener
December 2002, European Journal of Anaesthesiology

No abstract available.

Anesthesia for Genetic, Metabolic, And Dysmorphic Syndromes of Childhood

written by Victor C. Baum, Jennifer E. O'Flaherty
2nd edition (October 1, 2006)

Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this reference is the only single-source guide to the anesthetic management of children and adults with genetic, metabolic, and dysmorphic syndromes. In a format designed for quick, easy look-up, this edition provides an encyclopedic review of well over 500 distinct syndromes, with up-to-date information, complete current bibliographies, and over 140 clinical photographs.

Clinically suspected anaphylaxis induced by sugammadex in a patient with Weaver syndrome undergoing restrictive mammoplasty surgery

Nurdan Bedirli, Berrin Işık, Mehrnoosh Bashiri, Kutluk Pampal, Ömer Kurtipek
January 2018, Medicine (Baltimore)

A 22-year-old woman with diagnosis of Weaver syndrome was scheduled for bilateral mammoplasty and resection of unilateral accessory breast tissue resection. Anesthesia was induced and maintained by propofol, rocuronium, and remifentanil. At the end of the operation, sugammadex was administered and resulted in initially hypotension and bradycardia then the situation worsened by premature ventricular contraction and bigeminy with tachycardia, bronchospasm, and hypoxia.