Perioperative management for a patient with hypermagnesemia-induced shock with perforative peritonitis

We present a case of hypermagnesemia accompanied by perforative peritonitis. A 79-year-old woman took magnesium citrate as part of the pretreatment on the day before a scheduled colonoscopy. She developed nausea and muscle weakness, and she was complaining of left abdominal pain. Consciousness gradually worsened and she developed shock. Intestinal… CONTINUE READING