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Complications associated with anaesthesia 

Complications associated with anaesthesia
Complications associated with anaesthesia
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date: 01 December 2021

Acid aspiration syndrome 208

Anaphylaxis 210

Awareness under general anaesthesia 212

High spinal 214

Malignant hyperpyrexia 216

Respiratory arrest 218

Suxamethonium apnoea 222

Aspiration is the act of foreign materials inhaled into the lungs. Mortality figures can be as high as 60%.

When consciousness is lost, the patient with stomach contents may regurgitate gastric material via the oesophagus; this may be aspirated into the lungs causing a severe pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs) usually called ‘aspiration pneumonitis’....

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