Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 538--540

Lumbar epidural anaesthesia for fixation of intertrochanteric fracture in a 108 year old elderly patient


Simant Kumar Jha1, Rahul DebDas1, Mukesh Kumar2, Shanti Prakash3 
1 P.G.Student, Department of Anaesthesia, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi-834009, Jharkhand, India
2 M.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi-834009, Jharkhand, India
3 M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi-834009, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Simant Kumar Jha
Department of Anaesthesia, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi-834009, Jharkhand
India

Perioperative morbidity and mortality in elderly patients continues to be an important problem.As the patient was 108 year old, it was a rare case to be reported. Seeing his age & compromised cardiac function we planned for epidural anaesthesia. Epidural anaesthesia has a distinct advantage over general anaesthesia in terms of improved pulmonary & myocardial function, less chances of thromboembolism due to early mobilization, less blood loss due to lowered MAP & lastly postoperative analgesia provided through catheter, reduces perioperative morbidity and mortality. So elderly patients can have good quality of life even this age & choice of anaesthesia plays a very important role.


How to cite this article:
Jha SK, DebDas R, Kumar M, Prakash S. Lumbar epidural anaesthesia for fixation of intertrochanteric fracture in a 108 year old elderly patient.Indian J Anaesth 2007;51:538-540


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Jha SK, DebDas R, Kumar M, Prakash S. Lumbar epidural anaesthesia for fixation of intertrochanteric fracture in a 108 year old elderly patient. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Jun 18 ];51:538-540
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