Anaesthetic management in Wilson’s disease with severe neuropsychiatric manifestations

Pawan Ramesh Nanjangud, Sethulakshmi Prasad

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Abstract

A 15 year-old girl presented with acute psychosis, seizures and right shoulder dislocation with an overlying abscess. The symptomatology was diagnosed to be due to Wilson’s disease. The anaesthetic management and postoperative analgesia was a challenging task in presence of hepatic and acute neurological dysfunction as well as difficulty in pain assessment. There are only a few reported cases of anaesthetic management in patients with Wilson’s disease with severe neuropsychiatric symptoms. This case portrays the safe use of both general and regional anaesthesia in such a patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalSri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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