Year : 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 418-420

The use of sugammadex in a patient with Kennedy's disease under general anesthesia

1 Department of Anesthesiology, Saitama Medical University Hospital, Saitama, Japan
2 Department of Dento-oral Anesthesiology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai, Japan
3 Department of Anesthesiology, National Hospital Organization Hamada Medical Center, Shimane, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hiroshi Hoshijima
Departments of Dento-oral Anesthesiology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, 4-1 Seiryomachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8575
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.136640

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Kennedy's disease (KD), also known as spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy, is a rare, X-linked recessive, neurodegenerative disorder of the lower motor neurons characterized by progressive bulbar and appendicle muscular atrophy. Here we report a case of a 62-year-old male patient with KD, weighing 70 kg and 173 cm tall, was scheduled for frontal sinusectomy due to sinusitis. General anesthesia was induced through propofol 80 mg, remifentanil 0.25 μg/kg/min and 40 mg rocuronium. We were successfully able to use a sugammadex on a patient suffering from KD in order to reverse rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade.

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