Perioperative Management of Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
A 64-year-old female presented for right ankle hardware removal. The patient’s daughter had recently been diagnosed with symptomatic hypokalemic periodic paralysis, and while our patient was asymptomatic, she was currently undergoing testing and thus was concerned about her anesthetic risks. We will discuss the pathophysiology of hypokalemic periodic paralysis as well as the anesthetic considerations for patients suffering from this condition.
Brockberg M, Bolz E, Soto RG. Perioperative management of hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Presented at: American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting; 2023 Oct 15; San Francisco, CA.