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Urgent surgery in a poorly controlled hyperthyroid patient

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Hishani Imalka Perera ,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Senior Registrar in Anaesthesiology
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Dharshini Selvapalan,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Senior Registrar in Anaesthesiology
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Anuja Abayadeera

University of Colombo, LK
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Professor in Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Hyperthyroidism is a multisystemic disease with its main effects on the cardiovascular system. It is better to control thyroid hormone excess before surgery to avoid the risk of precipitating thyroid storm. This won’t be practical in emergency or urgent surgeries. This is a case history of a 50 year old man with uncontrolled hyperthyroidism who underwent a gastrectomy for a carcinoma. Hyperthyroidism was managed with antithyroid drugs, beta blockers, glucocorticoids and magnesium sulphate.

How to Cite: Perera, H.I., Selvapalan, D. and Abayadeera, A., 2020. Urgent surgery in a poorly controlled hyperthyroid patient. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 28(2), pp.156–158. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v28i2.8536
Published on 30 Jun 2020.
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