Korean J Anesthesiol.  2008 Mar;54(3):339-342. 10.4097/kjae.2008.54.3.339.

Acute Posthypoxic Myoclonus in Recovery Room: A case report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. mhchung20@hallym.or.kr

Abstract

Acute posthypoxic myoclonus is not an uncommon complication of cardiopulmonary arrest. The presence of myoclonus early after hypoxia or anoxia has been reported as a poor prognostic factor. Especially posthypoxic myoclonus status epilepticus was defined as continuous myoclonic seizure activity lasting 30 minutes or more which is thought to reflect irreversible neocortical damage, but there have been very rarely reported complete recovery. We report a case of the patient who developed posthypoxic myoclonus status epilepticus and completely recovered without any complications.

Keyword

midazolam; posthypoxic myoclonus; sedation

MeSH Terms

Anoxia
Heart Arrest
Humans
Midazolam
Myoclonus
Seizures
Status Epilepticus
Midazolam
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