The Role of Sugammadex in Symptomatic Transient Neonatal Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report

Jamie Rubin, Radhamangalam J. Ramamurthi

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Abstract

We describe the case of a 3-week-old boy with pyloric stenosis who presented for laparoscopic pyloromyotomy in the setting of symptomatic transient neonatal myasthenia gravis. The patient received muscle relaxation with rocuronium, and neuromuscular blockade was successfully reversed with sugammadex with recovery guided by train-of-four monitoring. He was extubated uneventfully without complications. Because sugammadex binds directly to rocuronium rather than interfering with acetylcholine metabolism, it might provide a good option for reversal of neuromuscular blockade in transient neonatal myasthenia gravis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalA & A case reports
Volume9
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017

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