Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 394--396

Anesthesia for opioid addict: Challenges for perioperative physician


Rohit Goyal, Gurjeet Khurana, Parul Jindal, JP Sharma 
 Department of Anaesthesiology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Rohit Goyal
Department of Anaesthesiology, Himalyan Institute of Medical Sciences, Jolly Grants, Swam Ram Nagar PO Doiwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
India

Opioid addiction is on a rise globally. Such a patient presents to an anesthesiologist as well as to the surgeon with an array of challenges. We present the case of an opioid addict (pentazocine) who presented for debridement and grafting of eschars and old healed scars. Initially he was medically managed for opioid addiction followed by a planned anesthesia. We hereby discuss the challenges faced during perioperative period.


How to cite this article:
Goyal R, Khurana G, Jindal P, Sharma J P. Anesthesia for opioid addict: Challenges for perioperative physician.J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2013;29:394-396


How to cite this URL:
Goyal R, Khurana G, Jindal P, Sharma J P. Anesthesia for opioid addict: Challenges for perioperative physician. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jul 14 ];29:394-396
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