Indian Journal of Anaesthesia  
About us | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Past Issues | Instructions
Home | Login  | Users Online: 4462  Print this pageEmail this pageSmall font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size    


CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-74

Undiagnosed intraoperative methaemoglobinaemia


Department of Anaesthesia, Apollo Hospital Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Swapnil Verma
D3/12, Shantishikara Apartments, Rajbhawan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ija.IJA_422_17

Rights and Permissions

Methaemoglobinaemia is a rare but potentially dangerous haemoglobinopathy that is often underdiagnosed. It is one of the causes for unexplained cyanosis with dark-coloured blood, especially in the absence of cardiac or pulmonary pathology. Not uncommonly so, it is an incidental perioperative finding in cases of dark-coloured blood not improving with oxygen in apparently acyanotic patients. The present case report is of a child with deaf-mutism posted for cochlear implant surgery who presented with 'chocolate-coloured blood' in the surgical field, despite blood gas analysis showing a normal partial pressure of oxygen.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2491    
    Printed4    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded258    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal