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Prolonged Apnea with Mivacurium [Medeniyet Med J]
Medeniyet Med J. 2001; 16(2): 127-128

Prolonged Apnea with Mivacurium

Emine Dinçer, Murat Kaşıkçı, Mustafa Tuygun, Hakan Pamuk, Neşe Aydın
Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Istanbul

A short-acting nondepolarising neuromuscular blocking agent mivacurium mainly hydrolysed by pseudocholin-esterasc like succinylcholine. The muscle relaxation period may be prolonged in patients with atypical form of pseudocholinesterase or in patients having pseudocholin-esterase deficiency. In this paper we mentioned a patient with prolonged apnoea after mivacurium.

Keywords: Pseudocholinesterase, atypical enzyme, prolonged apnoea


Mivakuryum ile Uzamış Apne

Emine Dinçer, Murat Kaşıkçı, Mustafa Tuygun, Hakan Pamuk, Neşe Aydın
Haydarpaşa Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Kliniği, İstanbul

Anahtar Kelimeler: Psödokolinesteraz, atipik enzim, uzamış apne


Emine Dinçer, Murat Kaşıkçı, Mustafa Tuygun, Hakan Pamuk, Neşe Aydın. Prolonged Apnea with Mivacurium. Medeniyet Med J. 2001; 16(2): 127-128

Corresponding Author: Emine Dinçer, Türkiye


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