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Respiratory arrest after retrobulbar anaesthesia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12665284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a report of a patient who developed respiratory arrest some minutes after retrobulbar block was given for ocular anesthesia before cataract extraction. She was managed by artificial ventilation and haemodynamic support without any cardiac or neurological sequelae. This report highlights this rare but fatal complication of suspected brain stem anaesthesia after retrobulbar anaesthesia. Retrobulbar and peribulbar blocks should be performed in safe situations where individuals trained in airway maintenance and ventilatory support should be immediately available.
A O Ashaye; J N Ubah; P T Sotumbi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    2002 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-31     Completed Date:  2003-04-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Cataract Extraction
Nerve Block / adverse effects*,  methods
Orbit* / innervation*
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
Respiration, Artificial
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology*,  therapy

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