DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_895_22 ISSN: 1119-3077

A First in Literature: Anesthesia Management in Kidney Transplant Surgery of a Patient with McArdle Disease

EA. Bıçak
  • General Medicine


McArdle disease is an inherited myopathy that autosomal recessive inheritance and is also known as glycogen storage disease type 5. Myoglobinuria, increase in serum CK level and darkening of urine color secondary to myoglobinuria are typical. Patients may have symptoms associated with increased rhabdomyolysis secondary acute renal failure or hyperkalemia after long and strenuous exercise periods. Today, many studies in the literature have shown that transplantation is superior to dialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease. Our case is a 53-year-old male patient with the diagnosis of McArdle syndrome who was going to have a kidney transplant. The patient had essential hypertension and history of HBsAg+. Total intravenous anesthesia technique was chosen as the anesthesia technique because inhaled anesthetic agents may trigger malignant hyperthermia in the patient. We didn’t experience any perioperative complications in our patient. In conclusion, renal transplantation performed with total intravenous in a McArdle syndrome patient may be a simple and effective technique.

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