CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 441-443

Conversion disorder upon emergence from general anesthesia—A case report and review of literature


1 Resident in Anesthesia, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Professor of Urology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Critical Care Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Division of Neurology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdelazeem Eldawlatly
Department of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sja.sja_118_21

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Conversion disorder (CD) is a neurological symptom that is not related to any medical or neurological disease. Symptoms can range from sensory complaints to loss of consciousness. Psychological stressors such as surgery and anesthesia are considered a precipitating factors. Early diagnosis is crucial to prevent unnecessary interventions. Here, we report a case of a patient who developed CD upon emergence from general anesthesia.


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