Postoperative hypoxia in a woman with Down's syndrome: case outcome.


Five weeks ago (9 April, p 834) we presented the case of Miss Webb, a 24 year old woman with Down’s syndrome, who developed postoperative hypoxia after a hysterectomy for menorrhagia. She was subsequently found to have a pericardial effusion. A full blood count done on her second admission showed a high mean corpuscular volume of 109.8 (normal range 80-100… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.330.7499.1068


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