Abstract

ANAESTHETIC MANAGEMENT OF A CASE OF SEVERE KYPHOSCOLIOSIS POSTED FOR RIGHT PERITROCHANTERIC FEMORAL NAILING

Author(s): Kalpana Rajendra Kulkarni, Sana Ahmed Shaikh, Harish Digambar Metange, Prithiv Prabakaran Rishardhan, Priyanka Milind Nimbalkar

PRESENTATION OF CASE Kyphoscoliosis is forward and lateral bending of the spine commonly affecting the dorsal and lumbar spine. Spine deformities are likely to be associated with physiological derangements in cardiac and pulmonary function and may cause difficulties with both tracheal intubation and regional anaesthesia. Due to problems associated with respiratory system, spinal anaesthesia is used widely though technically difficult. We present a case of severe kyphoscoliosis posted for right peritrochanteric nailing successfully managed under epidural spinal anaesthesia.