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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 52-54

Intravenous Glycopyrrolate for Priapism Following Spinal Anaesthesia in Turp


1 Associate Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna - 14, Bihar, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna - 14, Bihar, India
3 Additional Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna - 14, Bihar, India
4 Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna - 14, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Nidhi Arun
Assistant professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar
India
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Priapism has been reported following spinal anaesthesia for urological procedures. It may pose challenge to the urologist for any urethral intervention during surgery. We present a case of priapism in a patient posted for transurethral resection of prostrate following spinal anaesthesia and the manner we treated it. Literature has advocated various techniques of treating this intraoperative complication, e.g. intracorporeal injection of vasopressors, subcutaneous or intravenous terbutaline and intravenous glycopyrrolate. In our case, we successfully used intravenous glycopyrrolate to treat this complication


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