Hysteria. A cause of failure to recover after anaesthesia.


Hysteria as a cause of failure to recover consciousness following general anaesthesia is a rare event. This case report describes such an instance in a young, healthy 22-year-old female suffering severe dental phobia who was undergoing dental conservation. The literature is reviewed and a summary of the possible physiological mechanisms involved is given.


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@article{Adams1991HysteriaAC, title={Hysteria. A cause of failure to recover after anaesthesia.}, author={Alan Patrick Adams and Teodor Goroszeniuk}, journal={Anaesthesia}, year={1991}, volume={46 11}, pages={932-4} }