Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 464-466

Anesthetic management of an elderly patient with kyphoscoliosis and dilated cardiomyopathy posted for abdominal hysterectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Suvidha Sood
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.154736

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A 76-year-old kyphoscoliotic female patient presented with severe pain and sudden acute abdominal distension for 1-week and was diagnosed to have right-sided massive twisted ovarian cyst. The patient was a known case of hypertension, dilated cardiomyopathy with low 20% cardiac ejection fraction. Though very few incidences of multiple co-morbid conditions existing together in a single elderly patient have been reported in the past, it is important to titrate the dosage, type of anesthetic agents and their routes of administration in high risk patients.

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