Cardiac arrest during transurethral resection of the prostate: the overzealous restriction of intravenous fluids—a possible cause?

DOI: 10.1080/22201173.2010.10872704
Author(s): N SrinivasanDepartment of Anaesthesiology, India, L ShenoyDepartment of Anaesthesiology, India


Cardiac arrest during spinal anaesthesia has been widely reported in literature, with several mechanisms being described. There have so far, however, been no reports of cardiac arrest after spinal anaesthesia during transurethral resection in prostate surgery. We report on a case of near-cardiac arrest during transurethral resection in prostate surgery, and possible mechanisms and strategies to prevent the same.

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