Anesthesia Pharmacology:  General Anesthesia Clinical Case Questions


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  •  A 38 year-old woman was admitted to same-day surgery for bladder dilation required for treatment of interstitial cystitis.

  •  Note: Bladder dilation is extremely painful, but postoperative pain is usually negligible. Early recovery and dismissal are important (largely from an economic standpoint).


  •  case author: Hugh S. Mathewson, M.D., Professor Emeritus, School of Allied Health, Department of Nurse Anesthesia, University of Kansas Medical Center
    case editor: Michael Gordon, Ph.D.