Exacerbation of myasthenia gravis after tourniquet release.
By avoiding use of neuromuscular blocking agents, regional anesthesia techniques may allow safer care of patients with myasthenia gravis. We describe a patient who had myasthenic crisis after foot surgery during spinal anesthesia. Lactate released on deflation of bilateral tourniquets constituted the most likely cause of the exacerbation.
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Brodsky, M. A., & Smith, J. A. (2007). Exacerbation of myasthenia gravis after tourniquet release. Journal of clinical anesthesia, 19(7), 543–545. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinane.2007.01.011
Anesthesiology | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Anesthesiology