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Korean J Anesthesiol. 2014 Jun;66(6):476-480. English. Case Report.
Park JH , Kwon MA , Kim DH , Kim SK , Jeon DG , Song J , Ji SH , Lee GW , Kang BJ .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Hwaseong, Korea.
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea.

Pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents is one of the most frightening complications during anesthesia. Although pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents in general surgical patients is not common and resulting long-term morbidity and mortality are rare, severe hypoxemia and other sequelae of pulmonary aspiration continue to be reported. We report a case of massive aspiration of gastric contents during induction of general anesthesia, resulting in cardiac arrest due to severe pulmonary hypertension and myocardial infarction. Sustained cardiac arrest and shock that did not respond the conventional resuscitation was successfully treated using milrinone. The patient was discharged without complications in 20 days.

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