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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-27

Segmental epidural Anesthesia in an obese patient undergoing percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in prone position


Department of Anaesthesiology, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Tasneem Dhansura
Department of Anaesthesiology, Saifee Hospital, 15/17, Maharshi Karve Road, Opposite Charni Road Station, Mumbai - 400 004, Maharashtra

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DOI: 10.4103/2394-6954.190771

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The increasing incidence of obesity is a crisis in health care where these patients are increasingly being anesthetized for nonbariatric surgery. Anesthetizing an obese patient is a challenge and more so if surgery is to be done in prone position. We would like to present a patient, a 59-year-old male with body mass index of 45 (weight: 145 kg; height: 178 cm; abdominal girth: 135 cm) with a history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease since 10 years posted for a left-sided percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Successfully managed under epidural anesthesia and operated in the prone position.


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