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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 114-115

Anaphylactic shock following intraurethral lidocaine administration during transurethral resection of the prostate

1 Department of Surgery, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
2 Department of Anesthesia, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

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Department of Surgery, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.38616

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Anaphylactic shock was noted following an apparently uneventful transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Lidocaine jelly was used prior to urethral dilatation and before placement of three-way Foley. Lidocaine sensitivity was diagnosed serendipitously when lidocaine jelly was used for application of ECG electrodes. Anaphylaxis may be one of the rare differentials to be considered in a patient with postoperative shock following TURP. This report highlights a potentially fatal complication of an apparently innocuous and ubiquitous urological use of lidocaine.

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