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Postoperative hypoxia in a woman with Down's syndrome: case progression

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:888
  1. A K Siotia, research fellow in cardiology (,
  2. A Chaudhuri, specialist registrar in acute medicine2,
  3. S I Muzulu, consultant endocrinologist3,
  4. D Harling, consultant anaesthetist3,
  5. R Muthusamy, consultant cardiologist3
  1. 1 Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU,
  2. 2 Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 95Y,
  3. 3 Rotherham District General Hospital, Rotherham S60 2UD
  1. 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.

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Miss Webb's chest radiograph

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