The perioperative management of Bernard-Soulier syndrome: a case report and review of the role of perioperative factor VIIa

  • Reitze Nils Rodseth University of KwaZulu-Natal
Keywords: Bernard Soulier syndrome”, “recombinant Factor VIIa


This article presents the perioperative anaesthetic management of a patient with Bernard-Soulier syndrome (BSS). A literature search was conducted to examine the perioperative haemostatic management of BSS, with particular focus on the developing role of recombinant factor VIIa. The early use of factor VIIa at doses of 90 to 100 μg/kg as a first-line therapy, alongside platelet transfusion, may result in a reduction in the perioperative use of blood products.

Author Biography

Reitze Nils Rodseth, University of KwaZulu-Natal
(1) Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa (2) Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital 800 Bellair Road Mayville 4091 South Africa
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