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Case report

Year: 2012 | Volume: 2 | Issue 3 | Page: 141 - 143

Anesthetic  Management  of  a  Patient  with  Guillain-Barre  Syndrome  coming  for Abdominal Surgery

Ravi M, Ananya Nanda, Manjunath T, Sushree Das, Dinesh K

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a rare disorder presenting   as an acute demyelinating polyneuropathy occurring as an autoimmune response following gastrointestinal/ respiratory infection in the body. This report describes a Guillain-Barre Syndrome case and thes pecial approaches required during anaesthesia. Forty five year old male patientt with Guillain-Barre Syndrome diagnosed 3 weeks before, submitted to surgery for paraumbilical hernia under uneventful general anaesthesia with isoflurane, without neuromuscular blockers. The case highlights the frequency with which this syndrome so important for anaesthetic practice is diagnosed and the complications to be looked for by the anaesthetic team perioperatively.
Keywords: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, obstructed hernia, anaesthetic technique

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