Intracisternal papaverine administration associated with acute onset of hyperthermia and metabolic acidosis in a craniotomy.

@article{McLoughlin1997IntracisternalPA,
  title={Intracisternal papaverine administration associated with acute onset of hyperthermia and metabolic acidosis in a craniotomy.},
  author={aureen McLoughlin},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={21-4}
}
A case in which the administration of intracisternal papaverine at the end of a craniotomy for aneurysm produced a constellation of signs suggestive of malignant hyperthermia is presented. The published literature on this subject is reviewed.