The use of sugammadex in a patient with Kennedy's disease under general anesthesia

Risa Takeuchi, Hiroshi Hoshijima, Katsushi Doi, Hiroshi Nagasaka

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Abstract

Kennedy's disease (KD), also known as spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy, is a rare, X-linked recessive, neurodegenerative disorder of the lower motor neurons characterized by progressive bulbar and appendicle muscular atrophy. Here we report a case of a 62-year-old male patient with KD, weighing 70 kg and 173 cm tall, was scheduled for frontal sinusectomy due to sinusitis. General anesthesia was induced through propofol 80 mg, remifentanil 0.25 μg/kg/min and 40 mg rocuronium. We were successfully able to use a sugammadex on a patient suffering from KD in order to reverse rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Kennedy's disease
  • general anesthesia
  • sugammadex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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