Anaesthetic hazards of the 'passion gap' A case report

  • R. W. J. Allen
  • J.V. Gasson
  • J.C. Vivian


Dental abnormalities cause problems for both dentist and anaesthetist. The anaesthetic hazards associated with the 'passion gap' - a term used in the western Cape Province for removal of the top four incisor teeth, a practice widespread among members ot the Cape Coloured community - are discussed. Recommendations are made to assist the anaesthetist when dealing with such a patient.


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