CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 474-475

Henna dye: A cause of erroneous pulse oximetry readings


Department of Anesthesiology, Military Hospital Med V Rabat, University of Med V Souissi Rabat, Morocco

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Mustapha Bensghir
Post Box 8840, Rabat Agdal, Rabat
Morocco
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.121052

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Pulse oximetry is a noninvasive and continuous monitoring of the pulsed saturation of hemoglobin oxygen. Because of its simplicity and usefulness, it is part of monitoring recommended for any anesthesia in the operating room. Different factors may limit the use of this monitoring. We report a case of difficulty monitoring by the presence of henna in a patient scheduled for general anesthesia in prone position.


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