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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69-71

Management of a case of ankylosing spondylitis for total hip replacement surgery with the use of ultrasound-assisted central neuraxial blockade


Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, and Command Hospital (SC), Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Rakhee Goyal
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, and Command Hospital (SC), Pune, NP 5 Officers Project Quarters, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.108572

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Management of a case of ankylosing spondylitis can be very challenging when the airway and the central neuraxial blockade, both are difficult. Ultrasound-assisted central neuraxial blockade may lead to predictable success in the field of regional anaesthesia. We present a young patient with severe ankylosing spondylitis where conventional techniques failed and ultrasound helped in successful combined spinal-epidural technique for total hip replacement surgery.


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