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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 168-170

Nonintubated video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery using regional anesthesia and targeted sedation in a myasthenia gravis patient

1 Department of Anesthesiology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
2 Division of Chest Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

Correspondence Address:
Zhi-Fu Wu
Department of Anesthesiology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Republic of China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1011-4564.188904

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Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a disease affecting the acetylcholine receptor in the neuromuscular junction. Symptoms of MG are muscle weakness and fatigue. Video-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy (VATS-ET) is well established in the treatment of MG if medical treatment is failed. In the recent decade, VATS under nonintubated anesthesia has been intensively researched and reported, which has been advocated to be a preferred alternative to the conventional intubated anesthesia for pulmonary nodules. However, cases with MG receiving nonintubated VATS-ET have rarely been reported. Here, we described a successful anesthesia of a 44-year-old woman with MG undergoing nonintubated VATS-ET.

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