SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.53 issue3Renal transplantation in Vater association patient: case reportPatient with upper airway infectious disease. When to induce anesthesia? author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia

Print version ISSN 0034-7094On-line version ISSN 1806-907X


TONELLI, Deoclécio et al. Anesthesia in Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy patient: case report. Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. [online]. 2003, vol.53, n.3, pp.392-395. ISSN 0034-7094.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy is an X-linked recessive disorder, generally diagnosed in childhood, which progressively worsens to degenerate respiratory function. This report aimed at presenting the case of a patient with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy diagnosed 2 years before, submited to postectomy under general anesthesia with ketamine S. CASE REPORT: Male patient, 9 years old, with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy diagnosed 2 years before, submitted to general anesthesia with intravenous levo-ketamine (1.5, under spontaneous ventilation manually assisted by Mapleson A Baraka system and penile block with 25 mg of 0.5% bupivacaine. Monitoring consisted of non invasive blood pressure, pulse oximetry, cardioscopy and esophageal temperature. There were no incidents during surgery, and after surgery patient had a few vomiting episodes, without other significant complications. Patient remained in hospital for 24 hours and was discharged asymptomatic. CONCLUSIONS: Very careful pre-anesthetic evaluation, adequate monitoring and drugs not predisposing to complications make surgery and postoperative period safe for Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy patients.

Keywords : ANESTHESIA [Pediatric]; DISEASES [Duchenne´s muscular dystrophy].

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf epdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License