Sunday, October 20, 2013

PRONE POSITIONING OF A PATIENT WITH ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS FOR PCNL

Ankylosing spondylitis is a debilitating disease that causes fusion of vertebrae and sacroiliac joints with severe morbidity.
Performing surgery in such patients with restricted mobility and ventilatory difficulties is a challenging task.
One such patient underwent PCNL at our hospital for a partial staghorn kidney stone under spinal anaesthesia (which is sometimes very difficult due to fused vertebrae and ossification with loss of curvature). One may also observe the lack of side movement of the head due to fused cervical vertebrae.The procedure was uneventfully performed by our urology team and patient was discharged safely.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the report on the prone position of a patient with ankylosing spondylitis for pcnl .
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