Suspected brainstem anesthesia following retrobulbar block in a cat.

@article{Oliver2013SuspectedBA,
  title={Suspected brainstem anesthesia following retrobulbar block in a cat.},
  author={James A. C. Oliver and Carl A Bradbrook},
  journal={Veterinary ophthalmology},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          225-8
        }
}
A 10-year-old, male, neutered, domestic shorthair cat was anesthetised for enucleation of a perforated left globe. A retrobulbar injection of local anesthetic (lidocaine/bupivacaine) was performed prior to surgery to provide intra- and postoperative analgesia. Following administration of the injection, the cat developed apnea and heart rate increased. Mechanical ventilation was initiated and surgery went ahead as planned. At the conclusion of surgery, the cat remained apnoeic requiring positive… CONTINUE READING
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