Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Successful Structured Inter-Disciplinary Weight Reduction and Rehabilitation Programme for a Morbidly Obese Ventilator-Assisted Adolescent with Prader Willi Syndrome

Poon SWY, Tung YL, Hui CCK, Lau ESK, Ho PY, Chau SK and Lee SL*

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay, Hong Kong

*Correspondance to: Lee SL 

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Abstract

Complications of obesity account for major causes of mortality and morbidity in patients with Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS). We report a successful weight reduction and rehabilitation program that liberated a morbidly obese teenage boy with PWS from long term ventilator support via tracheostomy. We believe that the concept in designing the program may also be beneficial to other patients with morbid obesity who fail to comply to simple weight reduction measures.

Citation:

Poon SWY, Tung YL, Hui CCK, Lau ESK, Ho PY, Chau SK, et al. A Successful Structured Inter-Disciplinary Weight Reduction and Rehabilitation Programme for a Morbidly Obese Ventilator-Assisted Adolescent with Prader Willi Syndrome. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1774..

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