What are the preoperative considerations for emergency surgery in fulminant multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Christopher Luzzio, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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Preoperative considerations for emergency surgery in patients with fulminant MS are as follows:

  • Gastric emptying may be delayed secondary to autonomic GI dysfunction

  • Lability of the autonomic nervous system may precipitate hypotension during anesthesia and surgery

  • Spontaneous ventilation may be disrupted


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