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Optimal anesthetic management has not been studied for peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). This case report documents 2 patients with esophageal motility disorders who underwent POEM with opioid-free, magnesium-based anesthesia. Both patients had no postoperative esophageal complications nor need...
Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a rare X-linked dominant disorder. We present a case of an infant with IP who was brought to the operating room for panretinal diode photocoagulation under general anesthesia. The anesthesia team was unable to obtain intravenous access even with instruments such as...
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Postoperative delirium is associated with accelerated cognitive decline, mortality, and high health care costs. The importance of perioperative risk identification is increasingly recognized but optimal prevention strategies are still evolving. We review the case of an at-risk 79-year-old who...
Foreign body (FB) injuries of the airway and of the digestive tract are common in pediatric patients. Available literature cites small blunt objects as a common FB leading to FB aspiration or ingestion. Complete oral cavity obstruction by a FB, however, is a rare and potentially life-threatening...
Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) is a sensitive and specific tool in early identification of malignant pathologies in unstable patients leading to improved outcomes. Postoperative diaphragmatic rupture is rare, can be life-threatening, and is difficult to diagnose. This report describes a...
Morvan syndrome (MvS) is a rare acquired paraneoplastic autoimmune neuromyotonia with central and autonomic nervous system involvement that has been incompletely described in the literature. We describe the successful administration of general anesthesia for robotic thymectomy to an MvS patient...
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