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Nursing2015

November 2005, Volume 35 Number 11 , p 71 - 71

Authors

  • Joan E. King RN,C, ACNP, ANP, PhD
  • Miriam A.T. Brumley APRN-BC, MSN

Abstract

I recently cared for a teenage patient with Down's syndrome who was scheduled for surgery. The anesthesiologist was concerned that the patient might have atlantoaxial instability (AAI). What is this, and why would it complicate surgery?

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