Peripheral Nerve Blockade in a Patient with Mastocytosis


Mastocytosis is a rare group of disorders with chronic and episodic mast cell release of mediators which can have systemic and cutaneous manifestations. Triggers of anaphylaxis include commonly used medications for anesthesia, analgesia, and muscle relaxation. There is little in the literature regarding local anesthesia in emergent surgery for patients with mastocytosis. This case details the use of a peripheral nerve blockade for multiple surgeries and pain control in a patient with biopsy-proven mastocytosis.

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Bailey, C. and Weinmeister, K. (2015) Peripheral Nerve Blockade in a Patient with Mastocytosis. Open Journal of Anesthesiology, 5, 47-51. doi: 10.4236/ojanes.2015.53010.

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