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Informative Article | Anaesthesiology | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022
Perioperative Management of Undiagnosed Methaemoglobinaemia
Dr. Mahendrakar Sreevani  | Dr. Rajapriya .R 
Abstract: Methemoglobinemia is a rare and potentially life - threatening medical emergency that can be overlooked when evaluating a patient in respiratory distress. It is one of the causes for unexplained cyanosis with dark - coloured blood, especially in the absence of cardiac or pulmonary pathology. Without early recognition, patients may develop respiratory failure and die. This case report describes a child who posted for tympanoplasty who presented with ?chocolate - coloured blood? in the surgical field, despite blood gas analysis showing a normal partial pressure of oxygen.
Keywords: Methemoglobinemia, chocolate coloured blood, G - 6PD deficiency, desaturation, methylene blue
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,
Pages: 770 - 771