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Neuroanesthesia
Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2014;9(1):58-60.
Published online January 30, 2014.
Asystole during microvascular decompression in case of trigeminal neuralgia: A case report
Su Yeon Lee, Duk Hee Chun, Taekyu Lee, Min young Kim, Soo yeun Park
1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea. leah1013@chamc.co.kr
2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, CHA Gangnam Medical Center, CHA University, Seoul, Korea.
Received: 6 November 2012   • Revised: 26 November 2012
Abstract
Manipulation of the sensory branches of the trigeminal nerve is known to cause autonomic changes, such as bradycardia or asystole, known as the trigemino-cardiac reflex. In this case, the patient underwent microvascular decompression due to trigeminal neuralgia and developed sudden bradycardia, followed by abrupt asystole with a concurrent fall in the systolic blood pressure. There was spontaneous return of cardiac rhythm and blood pressure, but two more episodes of sinus bradycardia occurred during the surgery.
Key Words: Microvascular decompression, Trigeminal neuralgia, Trigemino-cardiac reflex


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