Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 472--474

Postoperative myoclonic movement following mandibular cyst enucleation under general anesthesia: A case report


Alaa Ali M. Elzohry1, Osama G Alghamdi2, Mohammed L Helmy3, Osama A Ibrahime4 
1 Department of Anesthesia, ICU and Pain Relief, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University, Egypt; Departments of Anesthesia, Maxillofacial Oncology and Microvascular Surgery, Dental University Hospital, King Saud University, KSA
2 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Maxillofacial Oncology and Microvascular Surgery, Dental University Hospital, King Saud University, KSA
3 Department of Anesthesia, Maxillofacial Oncology and Microvascular Surgery, Dental University Hospital, King Saud University, KSA; Department of Anesthesia, ICU and Pain Relief, Assiut University, Egypt
4 Department of Anesthesia, Maxillofacial Oncology and Microvascular Surgery, Dental University Hospital, King Saud University, KSA; Department of Anesthesia and ICU, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Alaa Ali M. Elzohry
Department of Anesthesia, ICU and Pain Relief, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University

Postoperative myoclonic movement (PMM) is an uncommon side effect after general anesthesia (GA), and the exact cause of this neurologic complication is still unknown. Many factors such as anesthesia, psychological stresses, and surgical stress could trigger PMM. We are here reporting a case of PMM in the post-anesthetic care unit (PACU) following general anesthesia in an apparently healthy patient.


How to cite this article:
Elzohry AA, Alghamdi OG, Helmy ML, Ibrahime OA. Postoperative myoclonic movement following mandibular cyst enucleation under general anesthesia: A case report.Saudi J Anaesth 2022;16:472-474


How to cite this URL:
Elzohry AA, Alghamdi OG, Helmy ML, Ibrahime OA. Postoperative myoclonic movement following mandibular cyst enucleation under general anesthesia: A case report. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Nov 27 ];16:472-474
Available from: https://www.saudija.org/article.asp?issn=1658-354X;year=2022;volume=16;issue=4;spage=472;epage=474;aulast=Elzohry;type=0