Dark green blood in the operating theatre

  title={Dark green blood in the operating theatre},
  author={Alana M. Flexman and Giuseppe Del Vicario and Stephan K. W. Schwarz},
  journal={The Lancet},

Case 93: Postoperative Red Urine

A 10-year-old boy (40 lbs) has arrived in the recovery room and the anesthesiologist tells you that he has had an uneventful general anesthetic for a strabismus surgery.

Sumatriptan in Excessive Doses Over 15 Years in a Patient With Chronic Cluster Headache

Long‐term overdosage of sumatriptan was well tolerated, without adverse events, and the therapy was successful in aborting CH attacks.

Green discoloration of the serum and influence on analytical variation

A 61-year-old female presented with a history of multinodular goiter characterized by chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis and invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast and was found to have metastasis to 9 out of the 16 axillary lymph nodes which were positive for the dye uptake.

Turquoise to dark green organs at autopsy

Analysis of tissue samples by liquid extraction and liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry demonstrated different concentrations of MB and its metabolites azure A and B in the heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver.

Green colour donor plasma

It is concluded that it is better to treat upper airway oedema before extubation with these techniques and reduce the risk of stridor and need for reintubation.

Green plasma in a female blood donor taking oral contraceptive pill

The 25‐year‐old married female donor telephonically gave a history of oral contraceptive pills intake in the form of MALA–N once daily and gave no history of joint pains, morning stiffness, and/ or medications other than OCP.

Interpreting sulfhemoglobin and methemoglobin in patients with cyanosis: An overview of patients with M‐hemoglobin variants

Measurements of Methemoglobin and sulfhemoglobinemia are useful in the evaluation of cyanosis but when one or both values are elevated, additional analysis is important to establish the etiology of the disorder.


It is concluded that Green coloured plasma is an interesting entity to study and it is safe to transfuse unless possibility of transfusing Paeruginosa are ruled out.

Discolored blood and blood components: a dilemma for transfusion specialists.

  • Tanvi SoodR. BediKshitija Mittal
  • Medicine
    Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis
  • 2014



Sulfhemoglobinemia presenting as pulse oximetry desaturation.

A 48-yr-old woman who was scheduled to undergo palliative surgery had an oxygen saturation, measured by pulse oximetry (SpO2), of 85%.

Pseudomethemoglobinemia: a case report and review of sulfhemoglobinemia.

A 17-year-old girl who overingested a combination of cimetidine, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen in a suicide attempt is examined to see if methemoglobin could potentially be misdiagnosed and the limitation of present cooximeters.

Methemoglobinemia and sulfhemoglobinemia.

  • C. Finch
  • Medicine
    The New England journal of medicine
  • 1948
Recognition of the cause of the cyanosis and the specific blood pigment involved permits the separation of conditions connoting serious underlying disease from those of benign origin.