Anaesthetic management of bronchopleural fstula in a patient with myasthenia gravis

P. Singh, R. Poopalalingam

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Patients with bronchopleural fstula present with specific airway management and ventilatory concerns, which makes the anaesthetic management of these patients challenging. Myasthenia gravis is another condition requiring specific anaesthetic management, with possible unpredictable delays in recovery. A combination of both these conditions in a patient makes management even more difficult. Our patient with myasthenia gravis underwent repair of the bronchopleural fistula, during which a multimodal approach to intraoperative and postoperative analgesia was adopted. Positive pressure ventilation was started only after we confrmed the isolation of the lung.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSingapore medical journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Anaesthetic management
  • Bronchopleural fstula
  • Desfurane
  • Double lumen tube
  • Myasthenia gravis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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