oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Myotonic dystrophy : a retrospective diagnosis : case study
|Article Title||Myotonic dystrophy : a retrospective diagnosis : case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Affiliations||1 Maulana Azad Medical College, India and 2 Maulana Azad Medical College, India|
|Publication Date||Jul 2012|
|Pages||214 - 216|
|Keyword(s)||Intraoperative and postoperative complications and Myotonic dystrophy|
Myotonic dystrophy is not commonly encountered in anaesthetic practice and its existence in a patient can easily go undetected, leading to intraoperative and postoperative complications. We report a case of a 45-year-old female without any typical features of myotonic dystrophy, who presented at our hospital for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Postoperatively, on account of a delayed recovery, she was diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy.
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