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CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-38

Aerophagia an unusual cause of near fatal ventilatory insufficiency


M.D., D.N.B., Consultant Anaesthetist, 44, Beldih Lake Flats, Dhatkidih, Jamshedpur-831001 Jharkhand, India

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Ashok Jadon
M.D., D.N.B., Consultant Anaesthetist, 44, Beldih Lake Flats, Dhatkidih, Jamshedpur-831001 Jharkhand
India
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Aerophagia or excessive ingestion of air is commonly seen in psychiatric children. Aerophagia though rarely occurs during anaesthesia has been reported which ketamine anaesthesia mainly during recovery period. Early recognition and management of this condition is warranted as this may lead to serious, and some time fatal ventilatory inadequacy due to acute gastric dilatation


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