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May 1972

Malignant Hyperthermia During Anesthesia for Adenoidectomy

Author Affiliations

From the departments of anesthesiology (Drs. Snow and Kripke) and otolaryngology (Dr. Vaughan) and the University Hospital (Drs. Snow, Healy, Vaughan, and Kripke), Boston University School of Medicine, Boston.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(5):442-447. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080678010

The possible causes of malignant hyperthermia are discussed. The vital importance of early diagnosis, early termination of anesthesia and surgery, and vigorous therapy is stressed and a case report with an explanation of the successful therapy used is presented.