The immunopathologic disease, Wegener's granulomatosis, presents a challenge to the anesthesiologist due to multisystem involvement resulting in potential abnormalities of the airway, respiratory, circulatory, renal, and central/peripheral nervous systems. It is a systemic vasculitis of small, medium and occasional large arterial involvement. A familiarity with the proper approach to perioperative management is essential. Additional considerations must be made as problems arise from immunosuppressant and corticosteroid treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2009|
- Airway lesion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine