Malignant Hyperthermia during Translabyrinthine Acoustic Neuroma Surgery after Previous Uneventful Surgery

Isaac Erbele, Eric Chapman, Meghan N. Wilson, Moises A. Arriaga

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Objective: Review current literature and guidelines for malignant hyperthermia in the context of neurotologic surgery. Patient: A case of malignant hyperthermia during vestibular schwannoma surgery, in a patient previously exposed to anesthesia. Interventions: Excision of vestibular schwannoma, acute management of malignant hyperthermia. Main Outcome Measures: Knowledge of the basic pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment protocols for malignant hyperthermia. Results: Rapid termination of the procedure and appropriate modifications in surgical technique permitted expeditious treatment of malignant hyperthermia and prevented its lethality. Conclusions: Malignant hyperthermia is a rare and lethal condition that may arise in neurotologic surgery, even in patients who have previously received general anesthesia. The neurotologic surgeon has a role in early recognition and expeditious termination of surgery to help reduce its mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E643-E645
JournalOtology and Neurotology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Clinical Neurology

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