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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2012, Article ID 748748, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/748748
Case Report

A Common Anesthesiology Procedure for a Patient with an Uncommon Combination of Diseases: A Case Report

11st Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion University Hospital, 76 Vas. Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
21st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aretaieion University Hospital, 76 Vas. Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece

Received 3 November 2012; Accepted 25 November 2012

Academic Editors: S. Faenza, R. S. Gomez, and S. Grigoriadis

Copyright © 2012 Aliki Tympa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Administering neuraxial anesthesia to a patient with an underlying neurological disease and a combination of four other pathological disorders can be challenging. We report in this paper the case of a 45-year-old woman with neurological deficit due to ischemic brain infarct, multiple sclerosis, antiphospholipid syndrome, and β-heterozygous thalassemia that was subjected to abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingoophorectomy under epidural anesthesia for ovarian cancer.