Anaesthetic management of a case of Parkinson’s disease for cataract surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Tags : pakinson’sdisease, generalanesthesia, cataractsurgery

Category : Cases reports

Authors : Nga Nomo Serge, Samson Nkoumou

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Parkinson's disease is a chronic degenerative neurological disease affecting the central nervous system and responsible for progressive disorders: slow movements, tremor, rigidity and cognitive disorders [1,2,3,4]. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease are related to the loss of about 70% of dopaminergic neurons. Data on anesthesia of the Parkinsonian patient in sub-Saharan Africa are extremely rare. Current treatments are aimed at correcting brain dopamine deficiency or its consequences. We report here a case of general anesthesia in a Parkinson patient for cataract surgery in sub-Saharan Africa, managed without incident. The purpose of this presentation is to reveal the essential points that can complicate the perioperative management of the Parkinsonian patient in an environment unfavorable to the practice of general anesthesia.