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A young female presenting with pentazocine induced muscle contractures for emergency LSCS

Authors:

Sujata Chaudhary ,

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Director Professor,
Department of Anesthesiology and critical Care, UCMS-GTBH, Delhi
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Puneet Kumar Banga,

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Ex-senior resident, Department of Anesthesiology and critical Care, UCMS-GTBH, Delhi
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Prashant Kumar,

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Postgraduate,  Department of Anesthesiology and critical Care, UCMS-GTBH, Delhi

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Sharmilal Ahuja

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Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and critical Care, UCMS-GTBH, Delhi


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Abstract

We report a case of pentazocine induced multiple contractures leading to residual deformities in a young female  presenting for emergency caesarean section. During preoperative assessment, severe disabling abduction deformities of both lower limbs at hip as well as knee and restricted movements of right upper limb were noted. History revealed intramuscular abuse of pentazocine and promethazine for almost 6 years, from an early age.   She was presently de-addicted for the last 3 years. Despite difficult positioning, we were able to perform the subarachnoid block successfully.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/slja.v21i1.4500

How to Cite: Chaudhary, S. et al., (2013). A young female presenting with pentazocine induced muscle contractures for emergency LSCS. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 21(1), pp.39–41. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v21i1.4500
Published on 23 Feb 2013.
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