Spinal anesthesia in a patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease undergoing orthopedic surgery: case report

  • Esteban Rodríguez-Ortiz Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset, Valencia, España.
  • Estefanía Martínez Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset, Valencia, España.
  • Julia Martín Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset, Valencia, España
  • Lucas Maiza Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset. Valencia, España.
  • Jenny Medina Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset. Valencia, España.
Keywords: Anesthesia, Spinal, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Hip Fractures, Postoperative Period, Neuromuscular Manifestations

Abstract

Introduction:

It is uncommon to come across patients with neuromuscular diseases in the daily practice of anesthesia, given the low prevalence of those conditions. Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is the most frequently, caused by an inherited abnormal myelin structure pattern. In view of the low prevalence of this condition (1:25,000), there is little information, derived mostly from case reports, about the use of neuroaxial anesthesia in these patients.

Case presentation:

Description of a patient with underlying CMT disease compromising lower limb mobility, who comes to the emergency service due to lower limb pain. After being diagnosed with an acetabular fracture, the patient underwent orthopedic surgery under spinal anesthesia, selected based on patient comorbidities, and the immediate postoperative follow-up.

Results:

The anesthetic and surgical procedures proceeded uneventfully and no neuropathic worsening was observed during the next 24 hours.

Conclusion:

Uneventful neuroaxial anesthesia is reported in a patient with neuromuscular disease. The case contributes to show the benefits and safety of this form of anesthesia when compared with other options.

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Rodríguez-Ortiz E, Martínez E, Martín J, Maiza L, Medina J. Spinal anesthesia in a patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease undergoing orthopedic surgery: case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2019 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Feb. 23];47(3):180-3. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/81

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2019-07-01
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Rodríguez-Ortiz E, Martínez E, Martín J, Maiza L, Medina J. Spinal anesthesia in a patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease undergoing orthopedic surgery: case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2019 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Feb. 23];47(3):180-3. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/81
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