Author(s): Bendiksen A, Larsen LM
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Abstract A 6-year-old fit girl experienced convulsions 44 h after an otherwise uneventful anaesthesia with propofol, alfentanil and nitrous oxide. As an underlying pathology was suspected, the child was kept sedated for 6.5 h for further investigations. During this period she received a continuous infusion of propofol amounting in total to 1600 mg. After having regained consciousness, she was strikingly ataxic and remained so for 5 days. During this period she also experienced two episodes of hallucinations lasting about 2 h. Investigations including lumbar puncture, EEG, cerebral CT and MR scan could not explain the neurological symptoms. She recovered without long-term sequelae.
This article was published in Acta Anaesthesiol Scand
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy