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Year : 2018 | Month : June | Volume : 12 | Issue : 6 | Page : UD01 - UD02

Intraoperative Hyperkalemia Leading to Ventricular Tachycardia during Laparoscopic Renal Transplant

Prachi Kadam, Unnati Bhatia, Mitali Patel

1. Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, G. R. Doshi and K.M. Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases & Research Centre (IKDRC)-Dr. H.L. Trivedi Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. 2. 3rd Resident, Department of Anaesthesia, G. R. Doshi and K.M. Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases & Research Centre (IKDRC)-Dr. H.L. Trivedi Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. 3. 2nd Resident, Department of Anaesthesia, G. R. Doshi and K.M. Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases & Research Centre (IKDRC)-Dr. H.L. Trivedi Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Prachi Kadam,
Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, G. R. Doshi and K.M. Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases & Research Centre
(IKDRC)-Dr. H.L. Trivedi Institute, Ahmedabad-380016, Gujarat, India.
E-mail: unnabhatia@gmail.com

Abstract

Chronic kidney disease, consequent upon a variety of causes is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Renal transplantation is the preferred therapeutic approach for these patients. Hyperkalemia is a common complication observed intraoperatively during transplant surgery. Some of the causes of the same could be administration of succinylcholine, blood transfusion, metabolic acidosis and reperfusion injury.
We wish to highlight a case where during laparoscopic kidney transplant we encountered respiratory acidosis as one of the causes of hyperkalemia leading to ventricular tachycardia. In future, laparoscopic kidney transplant will become the standard of care similar to how laparoscopic donor nephrectomy is. It is thus, imperative for anaesthetists’ to be well aware of challenges faced during this surgery, in order to ensure effective perioperative management.

Keywords

Anaesthesia, Complication, Respiratory acidosis

How to cite this article :

Prachi Kadam, Unnati Bhatia, Mitali Patel. INTRAOPERATIVE HYPERKALEMIA LEADING TO VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA DURING LAPAROSCOPIC RENAL TRANSPLANT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 June [cited: 2018 Jun 18 ]; 12:UD01-UD02. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2018&month=June&volume=12&issue=6&page=UD01-UD02&id=11627

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/35527.11627

Date of Submission: Jan 10, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Mar 25, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Mar 31, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2018

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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