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Journal of Research & Innovation in Anesthesia


Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 1 is an autosomal dominant disease, commonly characterized by neoplasms of parathyroid glands, pituitary gland and pancreas islet cells. The anesthesia management in such patients for surgical procedures is challenging due to multiple endocrine gland involvement and its resultant implications, making every case a unique entity. The anesthesia management for MEN type I patients pose unique challenges to the anesthesiologist requiring meticulous preoperative evaluation, intraoperative anticipation, prevention and management of potential complications along with postoperative monitoring. We present a case of successful management of excision of a sellar mass in a patient with MEN type I syndrome with full postoperative recovery with the use of propofol, dexmedetomidine and desflurane anesthesia.

Keywords: Dexmedetomidine, Hormones, Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 1, Pituitary.

How to cite this article: Wajekar AS, Shetty AN, Oak SP, Jain RA. Anesthetic Management of a Sellar Mass Excision in a Patient of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 Syndrome: A Rare Case. Res Inno in Anesth 2016;1(2):65-68.

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