Cardiac arrest during transurethral resection of the prostate: The overzealous restriction of intravenous fl uids - A possible cause?

N. Srinivasan, L. Shenoy

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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