The scleroderma (literally, hard skin), or progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS), is a multisystem disease and can present various anaesthetic problems. The anaesthesist should be aware of the difficulty in opening mouth wide enough for laryngoscopy and intubation, the possibility that cardiopulmonary changes may be present and the probability of lesions in oesophagus, bowel, kidneys, skin and joints. In this article the authors describe the anesthetic management of a patient with Thibierge-Weissenbach syndrome (scleroderma with calcinosis cutis) and explore potential problems that should be anticipated by the anesthesiologist.
|Titolo:||[Anesthesiologic management in scleroderma patients : presentation of a clinical case]|
|Parole Chiave:||Anesthesia, Epidural ; Anesthesia, Local ; Calcinosis ; Female ; Humans ; Middle Aged ; Nerve Block ; Neuroleptanalgesia ; Scleroderma, Systemic ; Anesthesia|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/41 - Anestesiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1986|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|