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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 249-252

Anesthetic management of a patient with spinocerebellar degeneration


1 Department of Anesthesia, Vinayaka Missions Medical College, Karaikal, India
2 Department of Anesthesiology, PDU Medical College, Rajkot, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.81834

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Spinocerebellar degeneration or olivopontocerebellar degeneration denotes a group of disorders of various etiologies manifesting as degenerative changes of various part of the central nervous system. We describe the anesthetic management of a patient with severe olivopontocerebellar degeneration posted for vaginal hysterectomy. A combined spinal epidural technique was performed at the level of L2-L3. The anesthetic implications of the various aspects of spinocerebellar degeneration are discussed.


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