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Case report: The art of anesthesiology-Approaching a minor procedure in a child with MPI-CDG

Protein glycosylation plays an important role in post-translational modification, which defines a broad spectrum of protein functions. Accordingly, infants with a congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG) can have N-glycosylation, O-glycosylation, or combined N- and O-glycosylation defects, resulting in similar but different multisystem involvement. CDGs can present notable gastrointestinal and neurologic symptoms. Both protein-losing enteropathy and hypotonia affect the decision of using anesthetics. We reported a case of MPI-CDG with protein-losing enteropathy and muscular hypotonia that underwent different anesthesia approach strategies of vascular access. Here, we highlight why intubation with sevoflurane anesthesia and sparing use of muscle relaxants is the optimal strategy for such a condition.