A newborn female infant born at 41 week gestation with Nager acrofacial dysostosis had no congenital abnormalities in her parents and closed relatives. Her mother had uncomplicated pregnancy and normal delivery. Endotracheal intubation was attempted, because she developed apnea on her delivery, but it was not successful. She was transported immediately to our university hospital with mask ventilation. A laryngeal mask was placed after several trials of intubation, and ventilation was carried out successfully. We consider that the use of a laryngeal mask is one of the best ways in a case of difficult intubation.