General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 67, Issue 12, pp 1087–1088 | Cite as

Guillain–Barré syndrome after cardiac surgery: diagnostic dilemma

  • Monish S. RautEmail author
  • Vijay Mohan Hanjoora
  • Murtaza A. Chishti
  • Reshma Tewari
Case Report


Guillain–Barré Syndrome after cardiac surgery is very uncommon. Mechanism remains elusive although immunological reaction post surgery has been postulated. This disease can potentially increase the morbidity of the postoperative patients and generally cannot be explained by the cardiac disease or interventions. It is very much essential to diagnose the condition as appropriate management can substantially and profoundly change the course of treatment.


Guillain–Barre syndrome Cardiac surgery Thyroiditis 


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The authors have declared that no conflict of interest exists.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monish S. Raut
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vijay Mohan Hanjoora
    • 1
  • Murtaza A. Chishti
    • 2
  • Reshma Tewari
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cardiac AnesthesiaArtemis HospitalGurgaonIndia
  2. 2.Department of Cardiac SurgeryArtemis HospitalGurgaonIndia
  3. 3.Department of Critical Care UnitArtemis HospitalGurgaonIndia

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