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.
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