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World Journal of Anesthesiology


Volume 3, Issue 2

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Congenital hyposensitivity to pain is a condition with predisposition to injury. In patients with congenital hyposensitivity to pain/Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy (HSAN), knowledge regarding anesthetic requirements and complications derives from individual case reports, or small case series. Different categories of HSAN have been described. Complications in the immediate perioperative period have been described such as mild hypothermia and cardiovascular events, mostly bradycardia and hypotension. The majority of patients with hyposensitivity to pain reported in the literature have received standard anesthesia for surgery. Immobilization, prevention of autonomic reflexes, anxiolysis, and sedation are equally important aspects of the anesthetic management in patients with hyposensitivity to pain.


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