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Anaesthetic consideration in patients with Gorham's syndrome: A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23087464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Gorham's syndrome (GS) is a rare disorder characterized by proliferation of vascular channels resulting in destruction and resorption of osseous matrix leading to bone loss. Bone loss leads to joint instability and problems during airway management and positioning for surgery. Respiratory involvement further complicates anaesthesia management. We report the anaesthetic care of a 21-year-old male patient of known GS for spine decompression and fusion in prone position. Airway management, induction technique, pathophysiology of the disease, drug selection and other concerns of anaesthesia for major spine surgery has been discussed reviewing the sparse literature available.
Authors:
Rajendra Kumar Sahoo; Balavenkatasubramanian Jagannathan; Gurumoorthi Palanichamy; Vivekanand Natarajan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0976-2817     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Anaesth     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  2012-10-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0013243     Medline TA:  Indian J Anaesth     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-3     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Anaesthesiology, Ganga Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
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