Regional anesthesia in a patient with multiple trauma, advanced age and multiple comorbidities


ŞAHAP M. , GÜLEÇ H. , BUT A. , Gulec S., Ozcan A. D.

Anaesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care, vol.25, no.2, pp.222-224, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.35975/apic.v25i2.1475
  • Title of Journal : Anaesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care
  • Page Numbers: pp.222-224

Abstract

© 2021 Faculty of Anaesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care, AFMS. All rights reserved.The higher incidence of comorbiditiesin advanced age causes difficulties in anesthesia management. When choosing the anesthesia technique in old aged patients, our target must be to avoid aggravating the existing systemic diseases and avoid disturbing the hemodynamics to ensure their rapid return to routine life. In this case report, we present our choice of infraclavicular nerve block accompanied with spinal anesthesia in a patient with advanced age and several comorbidities, who sustained multiple trauma. The surgery of the patient was successfully performed with minimal effects on the hemodynamics, and he was transferred to the clinic. We stress careful selection of the most appropriate anesthesia technique according to the existing state of the patient, and opting for appropriate nerve blocks even to the patients with respiratoryproblems.