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SPECIAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4--8

Anaesthetic considerations in rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis


Hemlata Kapoor1, Mohan Kumar Terdal1, Sanjiv Badhwar2, Faizan Rahmani2 
1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of ENT, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hemlata Kapoor
Department of Anaesthesiology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Research Institute, Four Bungalows, Mumbai - 400 053, Maharashtra
India

Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis is a serious infection that can complicate the course of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Surgical debridement of infected/necrotic tissue along with antifungal co-medication constitutes the mainstay of treatment. Amphotericin B can produce electrolyte imbalance and nephrotoxicity. The lungs and other organs can be affected to various extents by COVID-19 infection. Both mask ventilation and intubation can be difficult in these patients. Meticulous preoperative evaluation and optimisation, followed by a carefully planned anaesthetic aimed at maintaining haemodynamic stability, often spells success.


How to cite this article:
Kapoor H, Terdal MK, Badhwar S, Rahmani F. Anaesthetic considerations in rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis.Airway 2022;5:4-8


How to cite this URL:
Kapoor H, Terdal MK, Badhwar S, Rahmani F. Anaesthetic considerations in rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis. Airway [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Sep 28 ];5:4-8
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