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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-64

Anaesthetic management of closed mitral valvotomy for severe mitral stenosis with traumatic kyphoscoliosis


Department of Anesthesiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
A M Jagadeesh
Department of Anesthesiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bangalore-560 069
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.60502

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A 42-year-old male patient with rheumatic mitral stenosis was posted for percutaneous transluminal mitral commissurotomy. He had associated traumatic kyphoscoliosis and osteoarthritis of hip and knee joints, causing severe permanent flexion of these joints. This position caused technical difficulty in approach to the femoral vessels. So he was rescheduled for closed mitral valvotomy. This also posed similar problems, but was successfully managed.


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