Dexmedetomidine supplementing scalp block for cerebral abscess drainage in a patient with severe pulmonary hypertension

  • Satyavir Singhal Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Prashant Kumar Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6460-8563
  • Ryan Sykes Royal Victoria Hospital

Abstract

A forty-two-year-old, 67 kg female, with known pulmonary hypertension (PH), secondary to chronic  thromboembolic disease, presented to the emergency department (ED) with lethargy, confusion, increasing headache and temperature. The patient was unwell at home for six days.

Author Biographies

Satyavir Singhal, Royal Victoria Hospital

Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthetics, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, United Kingdom

Prashant Kumar, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences

Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pt BDS, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, India

Ryan Sykes, Royal Victoria Hospital

Specialist Trainee, Department of Anaesthetics, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, United Kingdom

Published
2019-03-12
Section
Letters to the Editor