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"A FATAL GAS EMBOLISM FOLLOWING THE USE OF INTRAOPERATIVE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AS AN IRRIGATION FLUID"

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Author(s): Z. Hussain-Khan1 | A. A. Soleimani M. Farzan

Journal: Acta Medica Iranica
ISSN 0044-6025

Volume: 42;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 151;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: Hydrogen peroxide | oxygen embolism

ABSTRACT
Hydrogen peroxide, an oxidizing agent used in surgery for its antiseptic properties, has been associated with life-threatening complications. We report a case of suspected gas embolism following irrigation of a tibial bone cyst with hydrogen peroxide in a five year-old boy under general anesthesia, who died despite resuscitative measures and a long stay in the intensive care unit.
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