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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-34

Polycythemia vera: Perioperative anesthetic challenges and review of literature


Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Swati Singhal
F35 A1, 1st Floor, Gautam Nagar, New Delhi - 110 049
India
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DOI: 10.4103/TheIAForum.TheIAForum_68_18

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Among the hematopoietic stem cells disorders, polycythemia vera (PV) constitutes a rare entity. The excess production of erythrocytes with thrombocytosis and leukocytosis in patients lead to both thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications. These complications may cause significant perioperative morbidity and mortality. Anesthetic challenges in a patient of PV and brief review of literature are described in this report.


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