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Anaesthetic Management of Spinal Muscular Atrophy For Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Author(s): Dr. E. Argyra | Dr. C. Staikou | Dr. G. Polymeneas | Dr. C. M. Markatou

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Anaesthesia | Spinal Muscular Atrophy | Laparoscopic | Cholecystectomy

We report the anaesthetic management of a female patient with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) presented for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In order to avoid prolonged recovery; we chose to use total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) with propofol and remifentanil. No neuromuscular blocking agent was used.
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