Korean J Anesthesiol.  2013 Nov;65(5):449-452. 10.4097/kjae.2013.65.5.449.

Pitfall of bispectral index during intraoperative seizure: a case report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. mandell@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

We report a case of a 42-year-old male who developed generalized tonic-clonic seizure with sudden, brief decrease in bispectral index (BIS) value while undergoing emergency kidney transplantation. Few reports have been made on intraoperative pitfall of BIS value associated with seizure. This case report suggests seizure should be taken into account as a reason for such brief fall of BIS, especially while under general anesthesia or in other specific cases in which clinical signs of seizure are unseen.

Keyword

Bispectral index; General anesthesia; Seizures

MeSH Terms

Adult
Anesthesia, General
Emergencies
Humans
Kidney Transplantation
Male
Seizures*
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