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Chapter 14 - Muscular Dystrophy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 November 2019

Adam C. Adler
Affiliation:
Texas Children's Hospital
Arvind Chandrakantan
Affiliation:
Texas Children's Hospital
Ronald S. Litman
Affiliation:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Summary

This chapter provides a brief review of anesthetic considerations present in patients with suspected and diagnosed muscular dystrophy.The disease presentation, genetics and clinical manifestations are considered. The chapter provides detailed consideration regarding the preoperative work-up and anesthetic considerations for patients with muscular dystrophy.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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