Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55--57

Anesthesia management of a morbidly obese patient in prone position for lumbar spine surgery


V Baxi, S Budhakar 
 Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India

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A morbidly obese, 45-year-old woman with a body mass index of 47 kg/m 2 , presented with a prolapsed intervertebral disc of the lumbar spine for decompression and fixation. Anesthesia and surgical positioning of morbidly obese patient carries 3 main hazards, namely, morbid obesity, prone position, and airway preservation problems. Morbid obesity has its own hazards of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus. Here we describe anesthetic management, successfully dealing with the specific problems of this patient due to obesity.


How to cite this article:
Baxi V, Budhakar S. Anesthesia management of a morbidly obese patient in prone position for lumbar spine surgery.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2010;1:55-57


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Baxi V, Budhakar S. Anesthesia management of a morbidly obese patient in prone position for lumbar spine surgery. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Oct 19 ];1:55-57
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