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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 328-330

Emergency anesthesia for evacuating a traumatic acute subdural hemorrhage in a child overdosed with hypertonic saline


Department of Anaesthetics, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS, UK

Correspondence Address:
Chulananda Goonasekera
Department of Anaesthetics, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS
UK
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.199478

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A previously healthy 1-year-old child with a traumatic acute subdural hemorrhage received 10 times higher dose of hypertonic saline inadvertently immediately before surgery. This case report describes deviations in fluid management needed to alleviate salt toxicity and its adverse effects during surgery under anesthesia perioperatively. The child made an uneventful recovery with no evident residual damage at follow-up.






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