Regional Anesthesia for a Patient with Stiff-person Syndrome

Daisuke Aya, Taeko Fukuda, Norio Ohkoshi, Hajime Furukawa, Hidenori Toyooka

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We report a case of stiff-person syndrome (SPS). A 65-year-old male underwent an emergency pacemaker implantation for syncope. With lidocaine infiltration under fentanyl and propofol sedation, the operation was completed without complications. Muscle rigidity and spasms are exacerbated by sensory and emotional stimuli in SPS. However, the present case suggests that regional anesthesia is also acceptable under adequate sedation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Lidocaine
  • Propofol
  • Stiff-person syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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