Morphine-sensitive paroxysmal sympathetic storm in pontine intracerebral hemorrhage

Sang Bae Ko, Chi Kyung Kim, Seung Hoon Lee, Hee Joon Bae, Byung Woo Yoon

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Abstract

Paroxysmal sympathetic storm (PSS) is a rare complication of severe traumatic brain injury or cerebrovascular disease. Various medications have been tried in patients with PSS, but the clinical responses of the patients were variable. We report a classic case of PSS after spontaneous pontine hemorrhage in which the patient's fluctuating blood pressure and body temperature were dramatically stabilized using morphine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-385
Number of pages2
JournalNeurologist
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Autonomic
  • paroxysmal sympathetic storm
  • pontine hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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