Tension pneumocephalus and oxygen emboli from hydrogen peroxide irrigation.

@article{Huang2014TensionPA,
  title={Tension pneumocephalus and oxygen emboli from hydrogen peroxide irrigation.},
  author={Christopher Huang and Justin Pik},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={323-5}
}
Hydrogen peroxide irrigation is commonly utilised in neurosurgical and non-neurosurgical procedures for its bacteriocidal and haemostatic effects, however it has been associated with devastating complications such as tension pneumocephalus, O2 embolism and even dysrhythmias. We report a patient who suffered hydrogen peroxide-related mortality due to… CONTINUE READING