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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 53-55

Caudal anesthesia for hemorrhoidectomy in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis: A case report


Department of Anesthesia, Santosh Deemed to be University, Santosh Medical College Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Mahima Lakhanpal
Department of Anesthesia, Santosh Deemed to be University, Santosh Medical College Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2455-1732.331788

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Ankylosing spondylitis has always been a challenge to anesthesiologists due to its multisystem involvement. Both airway management and regional anesthesia administration is quite difficult as vertebral and ligaments fusion makes spine stiff and neck movements difficult. We report a case of a 42-year-old male posted for hemorrhoidectomy with a stiff spine and negligible neck movement. The successful caudal epidural block was administered after failure to reach subarachnoid space in multiple attempts.


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