Management of Patients With von Willebrand Disease Undergoing Surgery

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This case involves a 41-year-old female with a history of von Willebrand disease undergoing a pancreaticoduodenectomy for the diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Neuraxial anesthesia was considered for postoperative pain control and after extensive discussion with the patient, the decision was made to forgo this. This case will discuss the management of patients with von Willebrand Disease undergoing major procedures, considerations and efficacy of neuraxial anesthesia in patients with coagulopathies, and possible complications that providers must prepare for.


American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 12-16, 2023, San Francisco, CA