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Emergence Delirium in a Schizophrenic Patient who Underwent Craniotomy for Elevation of Depressed Skull Fracture under General Anaesthesia: A Case Report

A 21-year-old male patient with schizophrenia was scheduled for craniotomy for elevation of a right temporal region depressed skull fracture. General anaesthesia was induced with i.v sodium thiopentone and endotracheal intubation was facilitated with i.v rocuronium and maintained with sevoflurane and mechanically ventilated with volume controlled ventilation. There were no complications intraoperatively. However, postoperatively in the post anaesthesia care unit, the patient developed emergence delirium which responded to intravenous diazepam.

Author(s): Kingsley U Tobi, Murakwani MM and Ambrose Rukewe

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