Curious case of raccoon eye under general anaesthesia
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Systemic amyloidosis is a rare disease that can affect any organ. Diagnosis of amyloidosis for any surgical patient should prompt a detailed systemic evaluation and need to be well prepared to manage a difficult airway. We present a case who had periorbital ecchymosis and spontaneous bleeding subsequent to anaesthesia and was diagnosed to be a case of systemic amyloidosis of AA type, postoperatively. A 61-year-old male patient was scheduled for hernioplasty for an uncomplicated umbilical hernia. He was a known hypertensive on treatment and with minimal change kidney disease. Pre-anaesthetic evaluation a day before surgery revealed well-controlled blood pressure and multiple purpuric lesions over the neck and both hands which were diagnosed as senile purpura by dermatologists...

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