PRE AND POST-OPERATIVE OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY SURGERY CARE IN PATIENTS WITH GLYCOGEN STORAGE DISEASE TYPE 1.Rev Paul Pediatr. 2019; 37(4):516-519.RP
To discuss aspects of pre and post-operative otorhinolaryngology surgery in patients with glycogen storage disease type 1b.
Description of three clinical cases with probable glycogen storage disease type 1b who underwent otorhinolaryngology surgery, showing the importance of multidisciplinary interaction to avoid episodes of hypoglycemia.
Patients with glycogen storage disease type 1b present recurrent infections, including the otorhinolaryngology affections. When there is an indication for surgical treatment, the caloric intake should be carefully followed in order to prevent hypoglycemia. The way to ensure this is to perform the pre and postoperative period in the hospital ward. In the postoperative period, it is important to make a slow transition between the intravenous and oral routes and not suspend the infusion of glucose during the surgical procedure. The cases illustrate the need for the interaction of the otorhinolaryngologic surgeon with the anesthesiologist, the pediatrician and the gastro-pediatrician in the management of these patients, avoiding hypoglycemic episodes.