Using Sugammadex in a Patient With Friedreich Ataxia: A Case Report

Cigdem Yildirim Guclu, Baris Adakli, Basak Ceyda Meco, Zekeriyya Alanoglu, Ayse Ceren Altintas, Neslihan Alkis


Friedreich ataxia is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by demyelination of the nervous system, affecting both genders equally, starting in childhood with muscular coordination deficits that may also cause comorbidities such as cardiomyopathy and diabetes. The disease especially affects anesthesia management in patients planning to receive neuromuscular blockers. We aim to discuss the management of anesthesia technique in such a patient that underwent an appendectomy under general anesthesia.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(4):232-233


Friedreich ataxia; Anesthesia; Sugammadex

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