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Awake Epidural Anaesthesia for Laparotomy in an Obese patient with severe Interstitial lung disease and Difficult Airway

Author(s): Ajeeth Baburajan | Fijul Komu | Kairali Krishnan | Salim Valiapurackal | Vijayakumar Damodharan

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 10;
Issue: 13;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Segmental epidural | interstitial lung disease | difficult airway | restrictive lung disease | obesity | laparotomy

Anaesthetizing a patient who has co-existing lung disease, difficult airway and obesity is a major anesthetic challenge. This case report describes the successful anesthetic management of such a patient under segmental epidural anaesthesia who underwent laparotomy for excision of a large mesenteric cyst
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