CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 236-237

Severe refractory hypertension during shoulder arthroscopy


Department of Anesthesiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA

Correspondence Address:
R O Abrons
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 52242
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.168834

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The use of epinephrine-containing saline irrigating solutions during arthroscopic shoulder surgery gained popularity after it was reported that the addition of epinephrine reduced bleeding and improved visualization without adverse cardiovascular effects. We share a case of a patient undergoing shoulder arthroscopy who received a standard intra-articular infusion of epinephrine-containing normal saline (1 mcg/mL) and experienced severe hemodynamic consequences.


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