Postoperative hypoxia in a woman with Down's syndrome: case progressionBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7496.888 (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:888
- A K Siotia, research fellow in cardiology ([email protected])1,
- A Chaudhuri, specialist registrar in acute medicine2,
- S I Muzulu, consultant endocrinologist3,
- D Harling, consultant anaesthetist3,
- R Muthusamy, consultant cardiologist3
- 1 Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU,
- 2 Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 95Y,
- 3 Rotherham District General Hospital, Rotherham S60 2UD
- Correspondence to: A K Siotia
Last week (9 April, p 834) we presented the case of Miss Webb, who has Down's syndrome and had a sudden postoperative deterioration in her condition after a hysterectomy for menorrhagia. We invited readers to comment on the ethical issues around surgery and the possible cause and management of her postoperative hypoxia.
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial