International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Anaesthesiology | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 4.3 / 10


Anaesthetic Consideration in Patient with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - A Case Report

Dr. Sreegaayathri N. | Dr. Uthkala B. Hegde | Dr. Prasad K Kulkarni [2]


Abstract: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is caused by an X - linked recessive mutation in the dystrophin gene, leading to a lack of dystrophin, a crucial protein in muscle cell membranes. Patients with DMD suffer from significant muscle weakness and associated medical conditions such as cardiomyopathy, respiratory failure, and scoliosis. Effective anesthetic management requires thorough preoperative evaluation, advanced airway equipment, aspiration precautions, and careful patient positioning. Though not specifically at risk for malignant hyperthermia, DMD patients are susceptible to anesthesia - induced hyperkalemia, rhabdomyolysis, and cardiac arrest. This case study details the successful anesthetic management of a 12 - year - old male with DMD undergoing foreign body removal from the left ear under general anesthesia.


Keywords: Duchenne muscular dystrophy ? difficult airway, muscle relaxant, anesthesia


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,


Pages: 1310 - 1312


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