Propofol-Induced Dystonia: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature

  title={Propofol-Induced Dystonia: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature},
  author={Gamal I. Hussein and P. Olejniczak and Michael E. Carey and Bruce J. Fisch and Glen Casey and Trishwant Garcha},
AbstractPurpose: To report a case of acute dystonia that appears related to the use of propofol in a patient with epilepsy and to report its successful management by diphenhydramine.Clinical features: A 16-year-old white male with a history of left posterior temporal neocortical onset seizures underwent epilepsy surgery. Preoperative antiepileptic maintenance medications included phenytoin and lamictal. A limited posterior temporal resection (topectomy) was performed, and propofol (Diprivan… CONTINUE READING