Spinal Anesthesia for Renal Transplantation in Lung Resected Patient: A Case Report


1 Clinical Research and Development Unit at Shahid Modarres Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran,

2 Department of Anesthesiology, Loghman Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Renal transplantation is among the definitive therapies for treatment of patients with “End-Stage Renal Disease” (ESRD). Proper anesthesia should be considered in patients who undergo renal transplantation. On the other hand, anesthesia in patients with single lung is an ever challenging issue. In this case report, we introduce a 42 year old woman with “Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease” (ADPKD) who was candidate for renal transplantation and underwent regional anesthesia since she had one lung. The patient had bilateral renal resection 4 years ago (due to ADPKD) and was undergoing dialysis 3 times weekly. Thirty five years ago, left lung resection had been done for the patient (due to suspected Tuberculosis). This patient demonstrated our experience in management of regional anesthesia as a safe method in patients with single lung who would undergo renal transplantation