Refaat Shehab1* and MO Ababneh2
1Senior Consultant, Anaesthesiologist, Abdali Medical Centre, Al-Istethmar Street - Abdali Boulevard - Amman, Jordan
2Consultant, Clinical Director, Anaesthesia Department, Abdali Medical Centre, Al-Istethmar Street - Abdali Boulevard - Amman, Jordan
*Corresponding Author: Refaat Shehab, Senior Consultant, Anaesthesiologist, Abdali Medical Centre, Al-Istethmar Street - Abdali Boulevard - Amman, Jordan.
Received: August 27, 2021; Published:
Mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, stroke-like symptoms (MELAS) syndrome is a specific mitochondrial myopathy that results in defects in respiratory enzyme complexes I and IV.
This ultimately causes defects in aerobic metabolism, especially in high-energy-requiring organs, leading to an obvious concern with anesthetic management.
Mitochondrial disease (MD) is recognized as an important cause of a wide range of physiologic changes that affect the perioperative period , strongly affected by anesthetics.
We managed a 36-year male patient with MELAS, underwent a ureteroscopy, lithotripsy and indwelling double J stent exchange. The patient was successfully managed with a spinal/epidural anaesthesia.
Keywords: MELAS; Anesthetic Management; Myopathy; Genetics
Citation: Refaat Shehab and MO Ababneh. “Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Mitochondrial Encephalopathy, Lactic Acidosis, and Stroke-Like Symptoms (MELAS): A Case Report”. Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 5.10 (2021): 04-07.
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