Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2019)
Anaesthesia for bilateral intranasal anthrostomy and bilateral partial turbinectomy in a patient with bronchial asthma: A case report
Author(s): Chinwe Edith Okoli, Eze Onyegbule Okubuiro
Abstract: AC, a 44 year-old male patient with history of bronchial asthma presented with complaints of bilateral nasal blockage, rhinorrhoea and cough of 4 weeks duration. He had suffered recurrences of these symptoms for about 15 years prior to presentation at the hospital. He had been on medications for bronchial asthma for 12 years and the last asthmatic attack occurred one month prior to presentation. Bilateral intranasal anthrostomy (BINA) and bilateral partial turbinectomy were performed under general anaesthesia with muscle relaxation. The postoperative period was uneventful. This case report discusses the anaesthetic management of this patient during this surgery.