A case of malignant hyperthermia during anesthesia induction with sevoflurane

Yoon Sook Lee, Woon Young Kim, Se Hwa Lee, Sung Moon Baek, Se Jin Ok, Jae Hwan Kim, Young Cheol Park

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We experienced a case of malignant hyperthermia (MH) in 6-year-old boy during anesthesia induction for strabismus surgery. It has been generally reported that sevoflurane can induce the delayed onset of MH in the absence of succinylcholine. Our case of MH was elicited after about 2-3 min of sevoflurane administration with N2O, O2 and rocuronium. However, we successfully treated the patient by early recognition of his condition and administering symptomatic treatment and dantrolene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S6-S8
JournalKorean journal of anesthesiology
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Dantrolene
  • Malignant hyperthermia
  • Sevoflurane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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