Anesthetic considerations in mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes syndrome: a case series.

@article{Gurrieri2011AnestheticCI,
  title={Anesthetic considerations in mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes syndrome: a case series.},
  author={Carmelina Gurrieri and Jonathon E Kivela and Katarina Bojani{\'c} and Ralitza H. Gavrilova and Randall P. Flick and Juraj Sprung and Toby N Weingarten},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 8},
  pages={751-63}
}
PURPOSE Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes syndrome (MELAS) is a rare inherited mitochondrial disorder associated with severe multiorgan pathology and stress-induced episodes of metabolic decompensation and lactic acidosis. The purpose of this case series is to review the medical records of patients with MELAS who underwent anesthetic care at the Mayo Clinic to observe their perioperative responses to anesthesia and to assess outcomes. PRINCIPAL… CONTINUE READING
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