oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Case study : managing a case of ankylosing spondylitis for inguinal hernia repair : case studies
|Article Title||Case study : managing a case of ankylosing spondylitis for inguinal hernia repair : case studies|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Author||G.P. Ramanathan, G.G. Jayakar, A. Kuppuswamy, B. Ramamurthy and S. Patil|
|Publication Date||Mar 2010|
|Pages||74 - 76|
|Keyword(s)||Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Hernia block and Nasopharyngeal airway|
A 55-year-old man diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis presented for inguinal hernia repair. The patient was found to have limited neck movement, thoracic kyphosis and restrictive lung disease. Surgery was performed under hernia block, which was inadequate. General anaesthesia was then administered and airway patency was maintained with an endotracheal tube used as a nasopharyngeal airway.
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