Korean J Anesthesiol.  2019 Jun;72(3):265-269. 10.4097/kja.d.17.00078.

Anesthetic considerations during surgical intervention in Woake's syndrome: a case report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. parksy@dau.ac.kr

Abstract

BACKGROUND
Woake's syndrome (WS) is a recurrent nasal polyposis, accompanied by broadening of the nose, frontal sinus aplasia, dyscrinia, and bronchiectasis. There has been no previous report on anesthetic management in patients with WS. CASE: We describe a case involving a 13-year-old male patient with WS who was scheduled for septorhinoplasty for necrotic ethmoiditis. Anesthesia was induced and maintained with propofol and remifentanil using a target-controlled infusion device. The anesthetic considerations of this rare syndrome and the advantages of an intravenous infusion method over local and volatile anesthesia for these patients are discussed. We report on caveats, such as pulmonary dysfunction during the anesthetic management, and nasal structural problems encountered in WS patients.
CONCLUSIONS
Given that conventional inhaled anesthesia reduces ciliary movement and that local anesthesia with sedative has several disadvantages, perioperative control and precautions against respiratory infections by using antibiotics, and preventing cilio-depressant actions, are important for anesthetic management.

Keyword

Broadening nose; Ciliary function; Nasal polyps; Total intravenous anesthesia; Woake's syndrome

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Anesthesia
Anesthesia, Local
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Bronchiectasis
Frontal Sinus
Humans
Infusions, Intravenous
Male
Methods
Nasal Polyps
Nose
Propofol
Respiratory Tract Infections
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Propofol
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