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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 157-9  

Myoglobinuria following the use of succinylcholine.

CG Bhave, KC Gadre, BS Gharpure 
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C G Bhave


Eight hours following tympanoplasty performed under general anaesthesia (sodium pentothal and trichloroethylene), a 30 year old male complained of muscular weakness and dark coloured urine. Urinalysis revealed myoglobin pigment. A rise in BUN (47mg%), serum creatinine (5.7mg%), creatinine phosphokinase (15,500 U/L) and CPK-MB fraction (4690 U/L) was noticed 36 hrs later. The patient developed acute renal failure, and recovered after haemodialysis. From a history of use of succinylcholine as a muscle relaxant during operation, myoglobinuria appears to be secondary to muscle damage caused by succinylcholine.


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Bhave C G, Gadre K C, Gharpure B S. Myoglobinuria following the use of succinylcholine. J Postgrad Med 1993;39:157-9


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Bhave C G, Gadre K C, Gharpure B S. Myoglobinuria following the use of succinylcholine. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1993 [cited 2014 Jul 22 ];39:157-9
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