Author(s): Baek HI, Park BC, Kim WH, Son WS
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Abstract The oculocardiac reflex is developed by surgical or nonsurgical stimulations to the eyeball including manipulation of extraocular muscles. The authors came across a case of severe arrhythmia due to oculocardiac reflex caused by the stimulation of orbital tissue from the injury of lamina papyracea during endoscopic sinus surgery. Previous heart evaluations of the patient of this case suggested no abnormalities in the heart. This case shows that the oculocardiac reflex can occur during endoscopic sinus surgery but is not limited as the complication from ocular surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc.
This article was published in Am J Otolaryngol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology