Postoperative Malignant Hyperthermia- A Medical Emergency: A Case Report and Review of LiteratureCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Amit Kumar Sinha,
Department of Paediatric Surgery, AIIMS PATNA, Phulwarisarif, Patna, Bihar, India.
Malignant hyperthermia is a rare life threatening pharmacological disorder. Preoperative clinical diagnosis is not possible. Due to its rarity and severity, it must be taken as an important differential diagnosis for postoperative hyperthermia. We hereby report a case of postoperative malignant hyperthermia in a four-year-old female child, who was operated for type 1 choledochal cyst and had difficult postoperative sequel. We lost that child due to unavailability of Dantrolene sodium in emergency drug cart.
Dantrolene sodium, Myoglobinuria, Postsurgery
Amit kumar Sinha, Poonam Kumari, Maheshkumar Manilal Vaghela, Chandni Sinha, Bindey Kumar. POSTOPERATIVE MALIGNANT HYPERTHERMIA- A MEDICAL EMERGENCY: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Apr 28 ]; 11:PD01-PD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Apr 05, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jul 18, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Jan 06, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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