[Anesthetic management in a case of myotonic distrophy with dexmedetomidine].


We encountered a 53-year-old woman with myotonic dystrophy for a total abdominal hysterectomy. In patients with myotonic dystrophy, hypersensitivity to anesthetic drugs, especially muscle relaxants and opioids, may complicate postoperative management. Combined spinal and epidural block was used in this patient to prevent the occurrence of potential… (More)