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Anesthesia Management of a Child with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy Posted for Skin Grafting

Citation Information : Anesthesia Management of a Child with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy Posted for Skin Grafting. Res Inno Anesth 2020; 5 (1):13-14.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10049-0079

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Children with neuromuscular diseases may often present for anesthesia either as a part of a diagnostic procedure or surgery relating to their underlying disorder or for incidental surgery. The diagnosis may be clear from either a family history or from the clinical and pathological features. We managed to successfully anesthetize an 8-year-old male child who was a known case of Duchenne's muscular dystrophy and was posted for skin grafting surgery of his right lower limb. We would like to emphasize here the benefits of regional anesthesia, in such cases, (caudal in this case) which to a great extent reduces the requirement of general anesthetics used in the procedure, apart from giving adequate analgesia to the patients.

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