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Anesthesia and Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy: review of 117 anesthetic exposures.

Authors
  • Segura, Leal G
  • Lorenz, Jessica D
  • Weingarten, Toby N
  • Scavonetto, Federica
  • Bojanić, Katarina
  • Selcen, Duygu
  • Sprung, Juraj
Type
Published Article
Journal
Paediatric anaesthesia
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2013
Volume
23
Issue
9
Pages
855–864
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/pan.12248
PMID: 23919455
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Use of succinylcholine in children with dystrophinopathy is contraindicated. These patients have significant comorbidities and are frequently undergoing extensive operations; complications related to these factors can develop, as evidenced by our series. These complications may occur with use of volatile and nonvolatile anesthetics. However, because most of our patients were older than 8 years at the time of surgery, our observation cannot be generalized to younger dystrophin-deficient children.

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