General anaesthesia for laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair in a patient with pseudocholinesterase deficiency: a case report


  • Buğra Aykenar Department of Anesthesiology, Gaziantep City Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Nedim Çekmen Department of Anesthesiology, Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey



Pseudocholinesterase deficiency, General anaesthesia, Neuromuscular block, Neuromuscular monitoring, Anaesthesia awareness


Pseudocholinesterase deficiency is a condition that causes prolonged muscle weakness when succinylcholine or mivacurium is used as a neuromuscular blocking agent. It can be either inherited or acquired. The practice of not using these two muscle relaxant agents may suggest that PED is not a significant problem for general anesthesia. This case report describes the successful discharge of a patient with a preexisting diagnosis of PED who underwent laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair under GA with neuromuscular monitoring without complications.


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How to Cite

Aykenar, B., & Çekmen, N. (2024). General anaesthesia for laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair in a patient with pseudocholinesterase deficiency: a case report. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 13(2), 273–275.



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