Following the first administration of ether as an anaesthetic in 1846, by William Morton in Boston, news travelled rapidly to London where Liston was responsible for introducing this technique to the United Kingdom. Squire wrote to the Lancet about his own early experiments with ether as well as anaesthetising for the initial operation at University College Hospital. We...
(Vol 4 p L12-L14, Landmark Case Report; Anaesthesia: September 2004)
Central venous cannulation via the internal jugular vein caused an unusual complication in a patient with a coaugulopathy. The formation of a non-clinically detectable haematoma, with secondary venous compression, resulted in the formation of glottic oedema, which caused significant upper airway obstruction.
(Vol 3 p 3-5, Anaesthesia and critical care: January 2003)
Inadvertent femoral nerve palsy has been previously described following ilioinguinal nerve block. At a time when increasing numbers of inguinal hernia repairs are being performed as day case procedures, it is important to raise the awareness of this potential complication. We present one such case, which required admission.
(Vol 3 p 1-2, General surgery and anaesthesia: January 2003)