We report a case of stiff-person syndrome (SPS). A 65-year-old male underwent an emergency pacemaker implantation for syncope. With lidocaine infiltration under fentanyl and propofol sedation, the operation was completed without complications. Muscle rigidity and spasms are exacerbated by sensory and emotional stimuli in SPS. However, the present case suggests that regional anesthesia is also acceptable under adequate sedation.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Jan|
- Stiff-person syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine