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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 174-176

Nonconvulsive status epilepticus: An unusual cause of postoperative unresponsiveness following general anaesthesia

Division of Anaesthesiology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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P Sudha
Division of Anaesthesiology, Regional Cancer Centre PO Box 2417, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695 011
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.79901

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Any altered behaviour or sensorium following general anaesthesia is of concern to the anaesthesiologist, as it could be attributed to the anaesthetic itself or to a hypoxic insult, both of which can have medicolegal implications. It is important to be aware of a relatively unfamiliar entity known as nonconvulsive status epilepticus in this context. We report two cases to highlight this condition.

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