myasthenia gravis, anesthesia, perioperative management, case reports, autoimmune disorders
Anesthesiology | Critical Care | Immune System Diseases
We describe a novel and effective anesthetic management of a 67 year old male with myasthenia gravis (MG) who underwent combined coronary artery bypass graft and thymectomy. Induction of general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation was performed with propofol and remifentanyl without use of any neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA). General anesthesia was then maintained with inhaled isoflurane and continuous intravenous infusion of sufentanyl and dexmedetomidine. In ICU, trachea was extubated within two hours from admission and no complications occurred during the following 24 hours ICU stay. Avoidance of NMBA may improve outcomes by decreasing the risks associated with their use.
Publisher or Conference
Anesthesiology Annual Meeting 2019
Kapisoda K, Crimi E, Osian O. Anesthetic Management Without The Use Of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents In Myasthenia Gravis Patient Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting And Thymectomy. Poster presented at: Anesthesiology Annual Meeting; October 19-23, 2019; Orlando, FL.