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AANA J. 2013 Oct;81(5):386-8.

Anesthetic implications of myasthenia gravis: a case report.

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Midwestern University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Glendale, AZ, USA. bofeity85@gmail.com

Abstract

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes the destruction and overall decrease in functional acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. The resultant respiratory and cardiovascular implications are a primary cause of mortality; therefore, a complete and comprehensive understanding of this disorder is vital for the anesthesia provider. The case presented demonstrates the anesthetic challenges involved, with a focus on the overall approach, pharmacologic considerations, physiological changes, and an emphasis on preoperative optimization.

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