Recurrent postoperative delirium in spinocerebellar ataxia t
Postoperative delirium is a relatively uncommon condition in middle aged patients, but very widespread in patients with psychiatric and neurological diseases undergoing general anesthesia. Few studies are currently available in the literature on the perioperative anesthesiological management of patients suffering from spinocerebellar ataxia.

A 58-year-old Caucasian woman affected by spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 underwent total hip arthroplasty for advanced osteoarthritis. One month later, debridement, antibiotics, and implant retention was performed for periprosthetic hip infection. Both times she underwent general anesthesia and developed an early postoperative delirium treated successfully with chlorpromazine.

Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:112

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