Malignant hyperthermia

Rick L. Nissen, Anthony J. Yonkers

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The true incidence of malignant hyperthermia is unknown, but the frequency has been estimated as high as 1/14,000 anesthetic events. Review of the literature reports mortality rates up to 70%. Without prompt medical intervention, it is a uniformly fatal disease. Thus, it behooves the physician to have an awareness of the syndrome and its features, so that early recognition and adequate treatment take place. This paper presents a review of the literature on the occurrence, pathology, symptoms and treatment of malignant hyperthermia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1183-1186
Number of pages4
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1982


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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Nissen, R. L., & Yonkers, A. J. (1982). Malignant hyperthermia. Laryngoscope, 92(10), 1183-1186.