Severe hypoxia following spinal anesthesia: Possible association with pulmonary embolism

@article{Yukioka1991SevereHF,
  title={Severe hypoxia following spinal anesthesia: Possible association with pulmonary embolism},
  author={Hidekazu Yukioka and Kenshu Ryo and Mitsugu Fujimori},
  journal={Journal of Anesthesia},
  year={1991},
  volume={5},
  pages={303-305}
}
Although pulmonary embolism during or after spinal anesthesia is very rare, it has been reported in two orthopedic cases following hip fracture'>". Acute onset of dyspnea, tachypnea, chest pain, cyanosis, tachycardia, and hypotension suggest pulmonary embolism, however, pulmonary radioisotope scan and pulmonary angiography are required for the definitive… CONTINUE READING