Malignant hyperthermia in a 3-year-old child with microstomia

Tyler A. Evans, Roberto L. Flores, Sunil S. Tholpady, Stephen Dierdorf

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Freeman-Sheldon syndrome is a congenital disorder that has been suggested to be associated with malignant hyperthermia. Clinical features of the Freeman-Sheldon syndrome include flexion contractures and characteristic facial features, including microstomia and a whistling shape to the lips. We report a case of malignant hyperthermia in a 3-year-old girl with microstomia but no other features of Freeman-Sheldon syndrome. The purpose of this report was to review the diagnosis and treatment of malignant hyperthermia as craniofacial surgeons have an increased exposure to this rare and potentially fatal condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-219
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 21 2015


  • Freeman-Sheldon syndrome
  • Malignant hyperthermia
  • RYR1
  • central core disease
  • dantrolene
  • microstomia
  • myopathy
  • pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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