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Experimental subdural retrobulbar injection of anesthetic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6497217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sudden respiratory arrest following retrobulbar block, a complication which has gained increasing attention, is explained by an experimental study in which radiopaque dye was injected into the intraorbital subdural space, as could easily be done in a living patient, and was shown by radiography to diffuse posteriorly along the subdural space to the midbrain surrounding the respiratory center. Clinical implications are discussed.
D B Drysdale
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of ophthalmology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0003-4886     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-07     Completed Date:  1984-12-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210137     Medline TA:  Ann Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  716-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthetics / adverse effects*
Respiratory Insufficiency / chemically induced*,  prevention & control
Subdural Space
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