A Rare OccuA Rare Occurrence of Suspected Delayed Malignant Hyperthermia in a Young Patient Undergoing an Orthopaedic Surgeryrrence of Suspected Delayed Malignant Hyperthermia On A Young Patient Undergoing An Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Hau Jett Lin
  • Nadhirah Abdul Halim
  • Cheow Joey
  • Teah Kai Ming
  • Farhana Katiman
  • Nora Azura Dintan
  • Yeap Boon Tat Medicine Based Discipline Department Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universiti Malaysia Sabah 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Abstract

Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare but fatal anaesthetic emergency. It is an autosomal dominant (AD) inherited disorder which is characterized by a hypermetabolic response of an individual upon exposure to a certain type of anaesthesia. We report a rare case of desflurane-induced MH in a Malay descent immediately following an uneventful exposure to sevoflurane. The administration of dantrolene in the immediate management successfully treated the patient.

Author Biography

Yeap Boon Tat, Medicine Based Discipline Department Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universiti Malaysia Sabah 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Anaesthesiologist and Senior Lecturer Medicine Based Discipline Department Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universiti Malaysia Sabah 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Published
2020-09-12