Brainstem anesthesia: A rare complication after peribulbar anesthesia

Authors

  • Chaitali Basu
  • Samir Basak

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCR.2021.v07.i02.002

Keywords:

Brainstem anesthesia,, Convulsion,, Local anesthesia,, Peribulbar block

Abstract

Brainstem anesthesia (BSA) is a rare but serious complication of the peribulbar block. Fewer than ten cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of BSA after the peribulbar block for cataract surgery. The patient developed convulsion and respiratory arrest 5 min after injection of 7 ml of 2% lignocaine using a 25 ml (mm) length of 24 gauge (G) needle. The patient was successfully managed with prompt recognition and mechanical ventilation for about 1 h. Cataract surgery was performed 3 months after the adverse event. This time, the patient had an uneventful recovery. The patient was well at the 6-month follow-up.

Published

2021-03-25

How to Cite

Chaitali Basu, & Samir Basak. (2021). Brainstem anesthesia: A rare complication after peribulbar anesthesia. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 7(2), 47-49. https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCR.2021.v07.i02.002

Issue

Section

Case Report