Anesthetic induction trismus, more than a closed-mouth problem

Steven Skoog, A. B. Belman

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Abstract

Trismus, or masseter hypertonia, that results from the use of succinylcholine during induction of anesthesia is a rare and dangerous phenomenon. It presents to the anesthesiologist the immediate problem of airway management but it also must be recognized by the physician as a harbinger of malignant hyperthermia. We report a case of induction trismus and discuss its association with malignant hyperthermia. The pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of malignant hyperthermia are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)686-687
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume136
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Trismus
Malignant Hyperthermia
Mouth
Anesthetics
Succinylcholine
Airway Management
Anesthesia
Physicians
Therapeutics

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Anesthetic induction trismus, more than a closed-mouth problem. / Skoog, Steven; Belman, A. B.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 136, No. 3, 1986, p. 686-687.

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Skoog, Steven ; Belman, A. B. / Anesthetic induction trismus, more than a closed-mouth problem. In: Journal of Urology. 1986 ; Vol. 136, No. 3. pp. 686-687.
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