[Anesthetic management of a patient with Becker muscular dystrophy].


We experienced anesthetic management of a patient with Becker muscular dystrophy. He had advanced dilated cardiomyopathy and high serum CK in the preoperative examinations. Anesthesia was planned to avoid triggering malignant hyperthermia or rhabdomyolysis and hemodynamic changes. Propofol, remifentanil and a minimum dose of rocuronium bromide were used for anesthetic induction and maintainance. Arterial pressure, cardiac output and stroke volume variation were monitored by Flotrac sensor. There were no adverse events observed during the anesthetic management. In conclusion, total intravenous anesthesia with the administration of rocuronium and circulatory monitoring by Flotrac sensor could be safe and efficient for anesthetic management of patients with Becker muscular dystrophy.


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@article{Ohshita2011AnestheticMO, title={[Anesthetic management of a patient with Becker muscular dystrophy].}, author={Naohiro Ohshita and Yoshinobu Tomiyama and Yasuo M. Tsutsumi and Nami Kakuta and Tomohiro Soga and Akio Iseki and Shuzo P Oshita and Katsuya Tanaka}, journal={Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology}, year={2011}, volume={60 8}, pages={950-2} }