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Korean J Anesthesiol. 1977 Dec;10(2):169-174. Korean. Case Report.
Sohn IJ , Kang NY .
Department of Anesthesiology, Chosun University School of Medicine, Kwangju, Korea.

A male patient with atrial fibrillation aged 74 years underwent an operation for benign hypertropic prostate under spinal anesthesia. Post-operatively he suffered from convulsions but was discharged without sequlae on the 1Sth post-operative day. The causes of symptcnmatic fits include hypoxia in general, cerebral edema, embolus hyperpyrexia, drugs, hypoglycemia, hypocalcemia and concomitant diseases including cerebrovascular accidents. Probably a combination of some of these factors caused have caused post-operative or post-spinal anesthesia convulsions.

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