Anesthesia and Acute Care Surgery

  • Omid Moayed
  • Richard P. Dutton


A 22-year-old man, previously healthy with no comorbidities, is undergoing acute care surgery and suddenly becomes tachycardic with a documented increase in expired CO2. The anesthesiologist notices rigidity of the masseter muscles. Which of the following is the most prudent management decision at this time?
  1. (A)

    Immediate cessation of the operation

  2. (B)

    Insertion of a pulmonary artery catheter

  3. (C)

    Administration of benadryl

  4. (D)

    Change from volatile anesthetic agents to a total intravenous technique

  5. (E)

    Temperature control (warming maneuvers)



Regional Anesthesia Pulmonary Artery Catheter Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Malignant Hyperthermia Malignant Hyperthermia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omid Moayed
    • 1
  • Richard P. Dutton
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Trauma Anesthesiology, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma CenterUniversity of Maryland Medical SystemBaltimoreUSA

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