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Canadian Anaesthetists’ Society Journal

, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 452–455 | Cite as

Paraplegia and cardiac arrest: Case reports

  • G. R. Gode
Article

Summary

The cases of two paraplegic patients who had cardiac arrest at the time of shifting to the prone position after induction of anaesthesia are described and discussed. Both patients could be revived. One of them was reanaesthetized and successfully operated upon 16 days later, with precautions against hypotension.

Keywords

Cardiac Arrest Paraplegia Suxamethonium Anaesthetic Procedure Cuffed Endotracheal Tube 
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Résumé

On décrit et on analyse les cas de deux paraplégiques qui ont eu un arrêt cardiaque au moment oú on les tournait en position ventrale aprés ľinduction de ľanesthésie. Les deux cas ont été réanimés. Ľun des deux a pu subir une nouvelle anesthésie et être opéré avec succés seize jours plus tard, en ayant soin de ne pas laisser la pression s’abaisser.

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Copyright information

© Canadian Anesthesiologists 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Gode
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi

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