Exaggerated cardiovascular response to anaesthesia--a case for investigation.


We present a case of a 40-year-old woman who developed major cardiovascular complications during anaesthesia for an elective clipping of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation. Postoperative investigation confirmed the diagnosis of an adrenal phaeochromocytoma. In retrospect, it became apparent that she had experienced a series of potentially life… (More)