Revista Cubana de Anestesiología y Reanimación
versión On-line ISSN 1726-6718
LLANOS PALMIRA, Lisette Elena; FONSECA LEON, Alejandro; CARBALLO ALFARO, José Fabio y BENAVIDES VERGARA, Juan Erasmo. Anaphylaxis and anesthesia in obstetric patient, a case report. Rev cuba anestesiol reanim [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1726-6718.
Introduction: The hypersensitivity or anaphylaxis during the perioperative period most of the times becomes a diagnostic enigma. First, it is severe complication for the anesthesiologist and especially if it occurs in as sensitive as the mother one. Objectives: To show the clinical case of a obstetric patient with a first trimester pregnancy with a anaphylactic response to the anesthetic drugs used. Case presentation: This is patient aged 2l8 with a history of intermittent bronchial asthma from childhood who self-medicate with Salbutamol spray since its crises were occasional and only needed to be treated sometimes with corticoids over the past 5 years. There was not another significant background. The came to operating theatre with a diagnosis of a twisted ovarian cyst as a surgical emergence and had a anaphylactic response to the anesthetic drugs used in the anesthetic induction a suffered a vascular collapse and cardiac-respiratory arrest as a anaphylactic response to anesthetic drugs used with solution of this severe symptomatic picture saving its life without sequelae. Conclusions: The anaphylactic or pseudo-anaphylactic reactions are a concern for anesthesiologist, thus it is essential to look for the backgrounds in pre-anesthetic assessment even in emergence surgical procedures.
Palabras llave : Anaphylaxis; anesthesia.