CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 139-141

Venous oxygen embolism after inadvertent subcutaneous injection of hydrogen peroxide


Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Surbhi D Mundada
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, 6th Floor, Main Hospital Building, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai 400008, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1687-7934.178895

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The hazards of hydrogen peroxide have been known for long time, but it is still widely used in our country for irrigation of wounds. We report a case of oxygen embolism when hydrogen peroxide was accidently infiltrated subcutaneously along with local anesthetic during spine surgery and was successfully managed. We discuss the possible mechanism for embolism and its management. We also want to emphasize on the importance of being vigilant and avoiding such mistakes.


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