Anaesthetic implication in Gaisbock’s syndrome is?
A. Postoperative respiratory failure
B. Risk of deep vein thrombosis
C. Renal dysfunction
D. Risk of aspiration
Correct answer : B. Risk of deep vein thrombosis
- Gaisbock’s syndrome is polycythemia due to reduction in plasma volume.
- It is usually seen in smokers, obese individuals and in patients with hypertension.
- Anaesthetic implications include cardiovascular problems and risk of deep vein thrombosis.
- May require venesection.
Ref: Lee’s Synopsis of Anaesthesia, 13th edition, p864.