Thoracic epidural anesthesia for modified radical mastectomy in a patient with cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis: A case report

Anjan Trikha, Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, Abha Saxena, Mahesh K. Arora, S. V.S. Deo

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A case of advanced cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (CFA) with multiple bullae and extensive pulmonary fibrosis, scheduled for modified radical mastectomy for carcinoma of breast, is presented. This patient had ischemic heart disease, corticosteroid-induced hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and a difficult airway. Thoracic epidural segmental anesthesia was successfully given to this patient. Preoperative problems, perioperative management, and alternative anesthetic techniques are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-79
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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