Anaesthesia in the Guillain‐Barré syndrome: A case report and recommendations

A. PEREL, A. RECHES, J. T. DAVIDSON

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Abstract

A large proportion of patients with the Guillain‐Barre syndrome show signs of involvement of the autonomic nervous system beside the better known motor and sensory features of this disease. These patients present a substantial anaesthetic risk because of autonomic dysfunction. We present here an illustrative case in which the administration of a low subarachnoid block resulted in cardiac arrest and offer suggestions for the anaesthetic management of such cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-260
Number of pages4
JournalAnaesthesia
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1977
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ANAESTHESIA
  • Guillain‐Barré
  • SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • anaesthesia
  • syndrome

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