CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 807-809

Successful lipid rescue of local anesthetic systemic toxicity following peribulbar block


1 Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, MS Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, MS Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Vinayak S Pujari
Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, MS Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, New BEL Road, MSR Nagar, Bengaluru - 560 054, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.169942

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Local anesthesia is commonly used to perform cataract surgery. We present a case in which local anesthesia systemic toxicity, which occurred after peribulbar block. It is a life-threatening complication if it is not recognized early and appropriately resuscitated can be fatal. This case report attempts to highlight the need for trained personnel, with suitable monitoring and recent guidelines in the management of local anesthesia systemic toxicity surgery under a regional technique.


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