Anaesthetic management of left main bronchial glomus tumour
A 34-year-old male presented to the oncology department with diagnosis of malignant glomus tumour of left main stem bronchus. He had a past history of repeated hospital admissions with complaints of acute episodes of breathlessness, fever and cough with haemoptysis over the past 1 year. He was found to have a bronchial tumour on computed tomography (CT). A diagnostic and therapeutic rigid bronchoscopy was performed 2 months back. The patient had episodes of bronchospasm and desaturations during the procedure which was managed with oxygenation, bronchodilators and steroids. The histopathology supported a diagnosis of malignant glomus tumour positive for muscle-specific actin, desmin and vimentin....