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Post-Operative Malignant Hyperthermia Complicated by Rhabdomyolysis: Case Report

Author(s): Hiroaki Yaguchi | Yuji Morimoto | Akinobu Taketomi | Toshi Tugawa | Hitoshi Ono | Tadao Okada | Kenji Yamada | Hisayuki Miyagi | Shohei Honda

Journal: Advances in Molecular Imaging
ISSN 2161-6728

Volume: 03;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 89;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Postoperative Malignant Hyperthermia | Neurological Impairment | MRI | Nissen Fundoplication

Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare but fatal complication that develops under general anesthesia. Particularly, reports of postoperative MH are rare. This report describes the very rare case of a 29-year-old woman with neurological impairment complicated by rhabdomyolysis due to postoperative MH with an onset 30 hours after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication and open gastrostomy, and the successful medical treatment of MH. We review the literature on this type of relationship between postoperative MH and neurological impairment, and discuss the clinical features of this complication. Furthermore, the usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of rhabdmyolysis caused by postoperative MH was explored.

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