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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 169-171

Anaesthetic management of an unusual complication of myringoplasty


Departments of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, Hari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandhya Agarwal
B-3-B/16 A, Janak Puri, New Delhi - 110 058
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.63651

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A young male patient was undergoing myringoplasty for right ear chronic suppurative otitis media. While drilling in the middle ear cavity, duramater was breached accidentally. Surgeons were, however, allowed to complete the procedure. Keeping the seriousness of such a complication in mind, an urgent neurosurgical intervention was sought and noncontrast computed tomography head scan was done to analyse the extent of the injury. Osteoplastic craniotomy had to be performed subsequently to evacuate the contusional haematoma over the right temporoparietal region. Throughout the procedure, patient's vitals were monitored vigilantly to prevent any further deterioration of his condition. All the available resources were tapped judiciously to maintain intracranial pressure within normal limits. With a quick responsiveness on the part of the anaesthesia team, an active decision making, appropriate and remarkable anaesthetic management both intra and postoperatively, and good ICU care, a young patient could be salvaged and discharged successfully within a week with no immediate or residual complications related to myringoplasty or any neurological deficit.


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