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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 1009-1011

Anaesthesia for fixation of repeated pathological fractures in a patient with multiple myeloma

1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Sriraam Kalingarayar
Department of Anaesthesiology, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ija.IJA_467_17

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The introduction of new chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) has improved the life expectancy and quality of life for these patients in the last decade. Therefore, more patients with MM are being treated for repeated pathological fractures. The anaesthesiologist should continue the optimum supportive care received by these patients in the perioperative period also, by understanding the pathophysiology of the disease, the adverse effects of the chemotherapeutic agents and the guidelines for their supportive care. We report the perioperative management of a patient with MM and discuss the perioperative anaesthetic considerations.

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