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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 377-378

Respiratory arrest after spinal anaesthesia: a conundrum for anesthesiologists

Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Rohtak, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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MBBS, MD Anaesthesiology Jyoti Sharma
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DOI: 10.4103/roaic.roaic_51_18

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Spinal anesthesia is one of the most important and commonly performed technique in anaesthesia practice. Complications such as nausea, vomiting, restlessness, hypotension, and bradycardia may occur. We present two cases of apnea that occurred after approximately 30 min of spinal anesthesia during an otherwise uneventful ongoing surgery. Although the exact cause of apnea was unclear, it seems to be due to an interplay of multiple factors.

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