Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82--85

Anesthesia for hemicolectomy in a known porphyric with cecal malignancy


BK Naithani, Shagun Bhatia Shah, AK Bhargava, Vivek Batra 
 Department of Anesthesia, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shagun Bhatia Shah
H. No. 174-175, Ground Floor, Pocket-17, Sector-24, Rohini, New Delhi - 110 085
India

Intraoperative management of a known acute intermittent porphyria patient is a challenge requiring awareness of factors, which trigger an acute crisis, clinical features of a porphyric attack, knowledge of safe pharmacologic intervention, and preparedness for reintubation and ventilatory support. The classical signs of a porphyric crisis such as pain abdomen, vomiting and neuropsychiatric symptoms are masked under general anesthesia and can be confused with postoperative pain and vomiting and postoperative cognitive dysfunction, especially for intra-abdominal surgeries. Eternal vigilance for onset of an acute crisis is imperative. After a crisis of acute intermittent porphyria, residual paresis may persist for years in the absence of further attacks.


How to cite this article:
Naithani B K, Shah SB, Bhargava A K, Batra V. Anesthesia for hemicolectomy in a known porphyric with cecal malignancy.Saudi J Anaesth 2015;9:82-85


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Naithani B K, Shah SB, Bhargava A K, Batra V. Anesthesia for hemicolectomy in a known porphyric with cecal malignancy. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Jan 18 ];9:82-85
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