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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : PD01 - PD02

Postoperative Malignant Hyperthermia- A Medical Emergency: A Case Report and Review of Literature PD01-PD02

Amit kumar Sinha, Poonam Kumari, Maheshkumar Manilal Vaghela, Chandni Sinha, Bindey Kumar

Correspondence
Dr. Amit Kumar Sinha,
Department of Paediatric Surgery, AIIMS, Phulwarisarif, Patna, Bihar, India.
E-mail: dr_amits@yahoo.com

Malignant hyperthermia is a rare life threatening pharmacological disorder. Preoperative clinical diagnosis is not possible. Due to its rarity and severity, it must be taken as an important differential diagnosis for postoperative hyperthermia. We hereby report a case of postoperative malignant hyperthermia in a four-year-old female child, who was operated for type 1 choledochal cyst and had difficult postoperative sequel. We lost that child due to unavailability of Dantrolene sodium in emergency drug cart.