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2019 Mar 09

JA Clin Rep



Anesthetic management of a patient with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy by combination of total intravenous and regional anesthesia.


Takekawa D, Nakai K, Kinoshita H, Saito J, Kitayama M, Kushikata T, Hirota K
JA Clin Rep. 2019 Mar 09; 5(1):19.
PMID: 32025994.


Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIPD) is a rare acquired immune-mediated progressive and relapsing disorder that causes peripheral neuropathy lasting more than 2 months. We report the successful anesthetic management of a 66-year-old man with CIPD undergoing the laparoscopic Hartmann procedure. We induced and maintained total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) using propofol, remifentanil, and ketamine without muscle relaxants. We performed ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane and rectus sheath blocks with 60 ml of 0.25% levobupivacaine for achieving good surgical conditions. For postoperative analgesia, we intravenously administered fentanyl (200 μg) and acetaminophen (1000 mg). The patient was uneventfully extubated in the operating room after confirming adequate spontaneous breathing. The postoperative course was uneventful without any respiratory complications such as respiratory depression, aspiration pneumonia, or progression of CIPD symptoms.