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Journal of Research & Innovation in Anesthesia


A curved spine accompanied by restricted neck motion poses a challenge for an ophthalmic surgeon, especially a vitreoretinal surgeon, who needs the patient’s eyes in a horizontal position to operate with the microscope. Literature is sparse with case reports of thoracic kyphoscoliosis for vitreoretinal surgery, although many reports are available for cataract surgery. We report a case of thoracic kyphoscoliosis and ankylosing spondylitis with dropped nucleus into the vitreous cavity following a complicated cataract surgery posted for pars plana vitrectomy, pars plana lensectomy, and phacofragmentation under general anesthesia and review the current literature of such case.

Keywords: Extreme positioning, General anesthesia, Thoracic kyphoscoliosis, Vitreoretinal surgery.

How to cite this article: Mandal B, Katoch D, Handa S. Management of a Case of Dropped Nucleus following Small Incision Cataract Surgery in a Patient with Thoracic Kyphoscoliosis and Review of Literature. Res Inno in Anesth 2017;2(1):21-23.

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