Successful Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Multiple Trauma and Severe Hypothermia: A Case Report
Severe hypothermia with a temperature under 28°C is rarely compatible with life, and there are only a few cases reported in literature where patients have survived such low temperatures. We present the successful anesthetic management of a 30year old male who was found with a body temperature of 26.6°C, unresponsive, and intoxicated with deep facial and neck lacerations in the field, when the outside temperature was -15.6°C. Through proper body rewarming and anesthetic care, we were able to save our patient’s life.
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