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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1981;14(2):198-203.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1981.14.2.198   
Anesthetic Management for the Patient with Von Gierke`s Diseases .
Young Ryong Choi, Young Kyoo Choi, Moo II Kwon, Kwang II Shin
Department of Anesthesiology, Kyung Hee University, college of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Glycogen storage disease is a rare metabolic disorder of significant to the anesthesiologist. The term "glycogen storage disease" is applied to a group of congenital and familial disorders characterised by depostion of abnormally large or small quantities of glycogen in the tissues. 13 types of glycogen storage diseases have been described, classified on the basis of enzyme deficiencies. Type l glycogen storage disease (von Gierke's Disease) is the most common of this constellation of syndromes. The basic defect is a deficiency of enzyme, glucose-6-phosphatase. The patient has hepatomegaly, renomegaly, stunted growth, a tend toward severe hypoglycemia and acidoais. The adverse effect of the combined anesthetic and surgical procedure during operation was reflected in a deterioration of the patients's biochemical parameters. A cardiac arrest after tonsillectomy of the patient with Von Gierke's disease was reported and this fact cmphasizes serious anesthetic problems during operation. Anesthetic management of these patients should focus on prevention of hypoglycemia and lactic acidosis. The careful frequent measuring of the acid-base status is highly recommended and is essential prior to and during andy surgical procedure. We report a case of anesthetic management for a patient with Von Gierke's desease ane review anesthetic problems for these patients.


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