Anaesthetic Implications and Management of a Giant Ovarian Cyst 170-171
Dr Shivakumar Shivanna,
Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain, M S Ramaiah Medical College
and Hospital, Bangalore-560043, Bangalore, India.
Phone: 0919611988538, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
With improvement in health care, improved access to hospitals and better imaging modalities, huge abdominal tumours are rarely seen in modern day surgical practice. They present many challenges to anaesthesiologists. Difficult intubations, life threatening cardiovascular and pulmonary complications, are commonly encountered. Management of such cases is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. The consequences of surgery are mainly attributable to the size of the mass rather than to its distinctive pathology.We hereby report a very rare case of a giant ovarian cyst weighing 57kg, which was successfully managed by a careful pre-operative evaluation, maintenance of intraoperative haemodynamic and fluid management.