Acta Medica Iranica 2004. 42(2):151-153.

"A FATAL GAS EMBOLISM FOLLOWING THE USE OF INTRAOPERATIVE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AS AN IRRIGATION FLUID"
Z. Hussain-Khan1, A. A. Soleimani M. Farzan

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.

Keywords


Hydrogen peroxide, oxygen embolism,

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