Plasma pseudo cholinesterase deficiency leading to seven hour apnoea in a child undergoing adeno-tonsillectomy.

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OBJECTIVE We report a rare, silent, potentially fatal operative complication of seven hour apnoea in a patient undergoing adenotonsillectomy secondary to deficiency of plasma cholinesterase. Awareness of this hereditary disorder is important to otolaryngologist as; it is difficult to diagnose, can be unexpectedly alarming for parents and the surgeon… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2011.10.010

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