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A rare cause of intra-operative hypoxaemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8174533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 25-year-old man underwent left inguinal hernia repair. Following induction of anaesthesia, desaturation below 90% was noted which persisted despite correct placement of an endotracheal tube and ventilation with 100% oxygen. Surgery was allowed to continue, and the suspected diagnosis of pulmonary arterio-venous malformation was confirmed post-operatively by computerized axial tomography and arteriography. The investigation and treatment are described, and the diagnostic value of pulse oximetry in this case is emphasized.
D Russell; R A Moody
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of anaesthesiology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0265-0215     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Anaesthesiol     Publication Date:  1994 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-09     Completed Date:  1994-06-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411711     Medline TA:  Eur J Anaesthesiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / etiology*
Arteriovenous Malformations / complications*
Chronic Disease
Intraoperative Complications*
Lung / blood supply*

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