Anaesthesia considerations for a patient with suspected myasthenia gravis

Roxanne O'Brien
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

This extended case reports explores the pre-, peri- and post-anaesthetic considerations in a 2-year 7-month-old male entire crossbreed with suspected myasthenia gravis after presenting with gastrointestinal signs and pelvic limb weakness. Myasthenia gravis is an immune-mediated neuromuscular transmission disorder, which greatly increases the risk of mortality in patients undergoing anaesthesia. Following specific nursing care, in this case no complications occurred and the dog went home 3 days later.

Figure 1. Computed tomography highlighting a megaoesophagus (green arrow).
Figure 1. Computed tomography highlighting a megaoesophagus (green arrow).

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