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Article
March 1975

Idiopathic Malignant HyperthermiaReview and Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(3):232-234. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020240014
Abstract

All physicians performing surgery while the patient is under general anesthesia must be aware of the existence of idiopathic malignant hyperthermia. A young adult had a malignant hyperthermic reaction despite four prior uneventful administrations of general anesthetics. To my knowledge, this is the first report of a patient who survived following a hyperthermic reaction, having sustained considerable residual brain damage.

There is a great need for continuous body-temperature monitoring during general anesthesia.

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