Preoperative Evaluation, Anesthesia and Outcome of a Super Morbidly Obese Patient.
AJTES Vol 4, No 2, July 2020
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Abdomen view
BMI formula
Obesity clinic,
Ramped position.

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NAÇO, M., GANI, H., KODRA, N., ÇELIKU, E., LLUKAÇAJ, A., & NAÇO, E. (2020). Preoperative Evaluation, Anesthesia and Outcome of a Super Morbidly Obese Patient. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 4(2), 733-737.


Background; Nowadays anesthesia and outcome of morbidly obese patients became not only challenges but and an obligation in abdominal surgery. Sometimes morbidly obese patients postponed from all the kinds of surgery till it is life-threatening. The ward of anesthetists is obligate for a very careful preoperative evaluation, anesthesia, and outcome of morbidity obese patients. These include the preoperative evaluation of obesity, particularly on cardiac, respiratory, and metabolic systems; airway management; perioperative management (i.e., hemodynamic, respiratory, and hyperglycemic) and postoperative care.

Case description: A 62 years old female with BMI=63.7 kg/m² with severe hypertension treatment came to a surgery ward for the plastic abdomen. After a careful preoperative preparation for the respiratory system and prophylaxis for thrombosis home, we started preoperative care 72 hours before surgery done in our hospital. We used general anesthesia for operation, the surgery lasts 190 minutes, and the patient was extubated according to weaning criteria only 16 hours after surgery. The patient stayed 2 days in intensive care and left a safe hospital on her ten days of recovery.

Discussion:  Super obese surgical patients represent numerous challenges to the anesthetist.

Conclusion: A better understanding of the pathophysiology and complications that accompany obesity may improve their care and outcome.
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