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Vecuronium-Induced Neuromuscular Blockade in a Patient with Cerebral Palsy and Hemiplegia

Suzuki, Takahiro MD, PhD; Nakamura, Takashi MD, PhD; Saeki, Shigeru MD, PhD; Ogawa, Setsuro MD, PhD

doi: 10.1213/00000539-200008000-00049
Case Report

Implications: We evaluated vecuronium-induced neuromuscular block in both arms of a patient with cerebral palsy and hemiplegia. A remarkable resistance to vecuronium was observed in the hemiplegia side compared with cerebral palsy side. Complete recovery from neuromuscular block should be assessed in the cerebral palsy side that shows a delayed recovery.

Department of Anesthesiology, Surugadai Nihon University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

April 21, 2000.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Takahiro Suzuki, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Surugadai Nihon University Hospital, 1-8-13, Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Address e-mail to suzukit@cd5.so-net.ne.jp.

© 2000 International Anesthesia Research Society