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12. Severe thoraco lumbar Kyphoscoliosis-A challenge to anaesthesiologists

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Author(s): K. Dinesh, M. Ravi | P.B. Ramesh Kumar | B.R. Krishna Kumar | K.S. Kishore | P. Somasekharam

Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research (IJPBR)
ISSN 0976-0350

Volume: 03;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 69;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Kyphoscoliosis | Subarachnoid block | Restrictive pulmonary disease

ABSTRACT
Severe spinal deformities present with functional and physical problems for the patient and doctors in terms of planning of a procedure or for anaesthesia. Due to problems associated with respiratory system, spinal anaesthesia is used widely though technically difficult. We present a case of severe thoracolumbar Kyphoscoliosis successfully managed with spinal anaesthesia.

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