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Benefit of Sole Epidural Anesthesia in a Geriatric Patient with Scoliosis for Emergency Laparotomy: A Case Report

Ashwin K Raghavan, SaiTeja Mathi, Soundarya Priyadharshini

Keywords : Arterial hypoxemia, Case report, Epidural anesthesia, Geriatric critical care, Hyperactive airway

Citation Information : Raghavan AK, Mathi S, Priyadharshini S. Benefit of Sole Epidural Anesthesia in a Geriatric Patient with Scoliosis for Emergency Laparotomy: A Case Report. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2023; 12 (3):116-119.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10030-1432

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Anesthetizing a geriatric 80-year-old geriatric age female patient with a body mass index (BMI) of 29 kg/m2 for laparotomy who has a case of coronary artery disease (CAD) with coexisting bronchial asthma poses a major anesthetic challenge. Considering the associated issues like chronic lung disease and CAD managing the anticipated intraoperative complication from intubation till maintenance of the case and our experience in handling laparotomies with extensive epidural analgesia, we recommend that sole epidural anesthesia be considered for managing such patients.

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