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Med Arh. 2011; 65(5): 317-318


Anesthesia for Trans Sternal Thymectomy: Modified Non-muscle Relaxant Technique

Nehat Baftiu, Burhan Hadri, Muharrem Morina, Aziz Mustafa.

Abstract
Anesthesia for thymectomy in myasthenia gravis is challenging. Early surgical management is now considered to be an important therapeutic intervention for most of the patients of myasthenia gravis. The anesthetic experience of that technique is quite large. It involves either muscle relaxant or non-muscle relaxant techniques. However, the literature is deficient of standard anesthetic technique for thymectomy. Therefore we present in this report a modified non-muscle relaxant technique for thymectomy. We report one case with thymectomy under general anesthesia using fentanyl and propofol for induction and endotracheal intubation using non-muscle relaxant technique. The intubating, intraoperative and postoperative conditions were excellent.

Key words: thymectomy, surgery, non-muscle relaxant anesthesia.


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