Relapsing Polychondritis With Airway Involvement Presents For Elective Surgery

Proposal Number:

MCC-7143 

Proposal Type:

Medically Challenging Case Report Poster 

Author:

Shuran Ma  
Stony Brook University Hospital

Co-Author(s):

Slawomir Oleszak  
Stony Brook Medicine
Demetri Adrahtas  
Stony Brook University Hospital

Abstract:

Relapsing polychondritis is an autoimmune disease of the cartilage that causes unique problems within anesthesia. As much as one quarter of these patients have significant stenosis of the airway from repeated inflation and subsequent scaring of the tracheal cartilage. These patients are also at risk for airway collapse secondary to destruction of the cartilage. We present a case where a 70 year old male with history of relapsing polychondritis with airway involvement, and significant COPD who successfully underwent right inguinal hernia repair with an epidural and sedation under dexmedetomidine.

Professional Category:

Resident/Trainee

Keywords:

General
Regional

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  Reference
1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3506860/