Anaesthetic implication in Gaisbock’s syndrome – Anaesthesia MCQ

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.

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