World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports Volume No 6

Case Report Open Access

Acute cardiac failure after muscle block reversal with sugammadex for unexpected difficult intubation

Gurrieri Carmelina, Murabito Paolo, Buscema Giovanni, Grasso Danilo and Astuto Marinella
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2014, 3:6

Abstract

We report a case of a 12 year old girl who developed a life threatening reaction after muscle block reversal with sugammadex for unexpected difficult intubation. She experienced severe signs of bronchospasm, decreased oxygen saturation, difficulty in ventilation and cardiovascular failure. She required inotropic support, emergency tracheostomy and ICU admission.

Keywords

sugammadex, difficult intubation, allergic reaction, pediatric anesthesia




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