"A FATAL GAS EMBOLISM FOLLOWING THE USE OF INTRAOPERATIVE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AS AN IRRIGATION FLUID"

  • Z. Hussain-Khan1
  • A. A. Soleimani M. Farzan
Keywords: Hydrogen peroxide, oxygen embolism,

Abstract

Hydrogen peroxide, an oxidizing agent used in surgery for its antiseptic properties, has been associated with life-threatening complications. We report a case of suspected gas embolism following irrigation of a tibial bone cyst with hydrogen peroxide in a five year-old boy under general anesthesia, who died despite resuscitative measures and a long stay in the intensive care unit.
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Z. Hussain-Khan1, A. A. Soleimani M. Farzan. "A FATAL GAS EMBOLISM FOLLOWING THE USE OF INTRAOPERATIVE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AS AN IRRIGATION FLUID". Acta Med Iran. 42(2):151-153.
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