Fatal Consequences of Local Anesthesia: Report of Five Cases and a Review of the Literature

    Volume 21, Issue 3 (July 1976)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1976

    Page Count: 9


    Christie, JL
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

    (Received 22 August 1975; accepted 15 December 1975)

    Abstract

    Recent publications [1–8] have emphasized that the use of local anesthetic substances is not entirely without risk to the patient and have stressed the difficulty in establishing what is the maximum safe dosage in any particular clinical situation. A search of the literature indicates that few reports are available on blood and tissue concentrations in fatalities after therapeutic misadventure with lidocaine or other local anesthetic agents.


    Paper ID: JFS10542J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10542J

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