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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Perioperative Methemoglobinemia.
Author: Arrivabene Caruy, C A
Cardoso, A R
Cespedes Paes, F
Ramalho Costa, L
Abstract: We report a case of a male patient who underwent splenectomy for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Oxygen saturation was 92% by pulse oximetry and cyanosis was apparent during the perioperative period. Methemoglobin (metHb) levels were 10.4%. After removal of the tracheal tube, intravenous methylene blue (1 mg/kg) was administered because of persistently low SpO2 levels (87%). During preanesthetic evaluation, the patient did not inform the anesthesiologist that he had been taking dapsone.
Subject: Cyanosis
Middle Aged
Perioperative Care
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2007
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