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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 6408956, 4 pages
Case Report

Anesthetic Considerations in a Patient with Myotonic Dystrophy for Hip Labral Repair

Department of Anesthesiology, New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Ramon Go; moc.liamg@200gvr

Received 4 November 2016; Accepted 29 January 2017; Published 20 February 2017

Academic Editor: Jian-jun Yang

Copyright © 2017 Ramon Go 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.


Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) affects multiple organ systems. Disorders such as hyperthyroidism, progressive musculoskeletal weakness, cardiac dysrhythmias, hypoventilation, and cognitive-behavioral disorders may be present in these patients. Thorough preoperative assessment and anesthetic planning are required to minimize the risk of anesthetic complications. Patients with DM can exhibit exquisite sensitivity to sedatives, neuromuscular blocking agents, and volatile anesthetics, resulting in potential postoperative complications. There is limited literature available on successful anesthetic techniques for the DM patient. We present this case report to add to our current fund of knowledge.