Chemical Burn Injury Secondary to Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

Steven G. Venticinque, Vikram S. Kashyap, Robert J. O'Connell

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Abstract

We describe a case of a 72-yr-old male who suffered aerodigestive tract chemical injury resulting from a probable post-processing residual of the high-level disinfectant solution Cidex® OPA (orthophthalaldehyde) used to disinfect the transesophageal echocardiogram probe used for cardiac monitoring during general anesthesia. This case highlights the need for strict adherence to manufacturers' instructions when using chemical disinfectants for transesophageal echocardiogram probe reprocessing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1260-1261
Number of pages2
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume97
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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