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Anaesthetic challenges in a patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome for orchidectomy
  1. Tat Boon Yeap1,
  2. Ming Kai Teah2,
  3. Shankaran Thevarajah3 and
  4. Salamah Azerai4
  1. 1Medicine Based Disciplines Department, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  2. 2Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  3. 3Urology Unit, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  4. 4Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Queen Elizabeth 2, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tat Boon Yeap; boontat{at}


Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is an extremely rare congenital cardiac conduction disorder. It is due to an aberrant pathway between the atrium and ventricle. This manuscript entails a man with an underlying WPW who was posted for an elective orchidectomy. We discussed the important perioperative precautions to prevent the precipitation of acute cardiac events.

  • anaesthesia
  • arrhythmias
  • urology

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  • Contributors TBY, SA and ST are clinicians who comanaged the patient intraoperatively. MKT helped in coauthoring this manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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