Patient with ataxia telangiectasia undergoing elective staging laparoscopy: a case report and literature review

Authors

  • Muhammad Adeel Bashir Department of Anaesthesia, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Huma Saleem Department of Anaesthesia, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.01740

Abstract

Ataxia telangiectasia is a rare autosomal recessive condition which develops due to a mutation in the ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene (ATM gene). As a result of this mutation, the ability of the DNA to undergo repair is undermined. The resulting cellular demise is responsible for the diverse presentation of the clinical condition. Neurological symptoms such as cerebellar ataxia, abnormal eye movements and malignancies occur commonly. Immunodeficiency predisposes these patients to recurrent infections. Perioperative management of patients with this rare condition can be associated with increased morbidity. Therefore, it is recommended that patients with ataxia telangiectasia should be managed in a multidisciplinary center, under the supervision of senior clinicians who have the insight into the clinical needs of such patients. We report herein, the perioperative management of a patient with Ataxia telangiectasia undergoing laparoscopic procedure.

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Published

2021-11-29

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Section

Case Report