Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic disease characterized by recurrent blister formation following injuries or traumas. In patients with EB, general anaesthesia may result in potential airway obstruction, aspiration and prolonged hospital stay due to airway instrumentation-associated new bullae formation and scarring. On the other hand, regional anaesthesia has been shown to be efficient and safe. Ultrasound (US)-guidance particularly provides additional benefits to this clinical situation by minimizing skin contacts, improving block success and preventing complications. We describe a patient with EB, whose bilateral pseudo-syndactyly surgical treatment was successfully managed by the use of US-guided axillary brachial plexus blocks.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica|
|State||Published - 2016|