A case of malignant hyperthermia during anesthesia induction with sevoflurane

Yoon Sook Lee, Woon Young Kim, Se Hwa Lee, Sung Moon Baek, Se Jin Ok, Jae Hwan Kim, Young Cheol Park

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    We experienced a case of malignant hyperthermia (MH) in 6-year-old boy during anesthesia induction for strabismus surgery. It has been generally reported that sevoflurane can induce the delayed onset of MH in the absence of succinylcholine. Our case of MH was elicited after about 2-3 min of sevoflurane administration with N2O, O2 and rocuronium. However, we successfully treated the patient by early recognition of his condition and administering symptomatic treatment and dantrolene.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)S6-S8
    JournalKorean journal of anesthesiology
    Issue numberSUPPL.
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec


    • Dantrolene
    • Malignant hyperthermia
    • Sevoflurane

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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