Nonconvulsive status epilepticus: An unusual cause of postoperative unresponsiveness following general anaesthesia

Abstract

Any altered behaviour or sensorium following general anaesthesia is of concern to the anaesthesiologist, as it could be attributed to the anaesthetic itself or to a hypoxic insult, both of which can have medicolegal implications. It is important to be aware of a relatively unfamiliar entity known as nonconvulsive status epilepticus in this context. We report two cases to highlight this condition.

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.79901

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@inproceedings{Sudha2011NonconvulsiveSE, title={Nonconvulsive status epilepticus: An unusual cause of postoperative unresponsiveness following general anaesthesia}, author={Pesapati Sudha and Rachel Cheriyan Koshy}, booktitle={Indian journal of anaesthesia}, year={2011} }