Anesthesia Management of a Suspected Case of Thyrotoxicosis in a Young Adult Male Undergoing Humerus Surgery
Apeksha A Gala, Niyati Arora, Harpreet K Madan, Sunil K Gvalani
Dexamethasone, Intraoperative thyrotoxicosis, Postoperative monitoring, Thyroiditis, Young male
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Gala AA, Arora N, Madan HK, Gvalani SK. Anesthesia Management of a Suspected Case of Thyrotoxicosis in a Young Adult Male Undergoing Humerus Surgery. Res Inno in Anesth 2018; 3 (2):60-62.
Disease of the thyroid gland in the general population is well defined. Hyperthyroidism is characterized by increased thyroid hormone synthesis and secretion from the thyroid gland, whereas thyrotoxicosis refers to the clinical syndrome of excess circulating thyroid hormones, irrespective of the source. The signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism if subtle, can be missed during the preoperative period. This case report highlights the importance of vigilant monitoring to diagnose and manage cases of thyrotoxicosis in the intraoperative period.