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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2007;52(2):241-244.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2007.52.2.241   
Myoclonic Seizures Occurred during the Brain Tumor Resection in a Patient of the Recurred Malignant Meningioma of Cerebral Frontal Lobe : A case report.
Yun Hong Kim, Young Jae Yi, Moon Ki Kyoung, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Ha Mun, Won Joon Choi
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yhkim12@yahoo.co.kr
Several suspected etiologies can cause seizures during the resection of a brain tumor via a craniotomy: the tumor itself, intracranial hypertension or the anesthetic agents used, etc. Generalized myoclonic seizures, during general anesthesia in a 44 year old man, who underwent a resection for a relapsed frontal meningioma, were experienced. Anesthesia was induced and maintained using propofol and remifentanil. The myoclonic seizures began 30 minutes after the induction of anesthesia. The administration of rocuronium was unable to stop the involuntary movement. Midazolam was given to cease the seizures, but they continued for a further 105 minutes. After opening the dura mater, the seizures immediately disappeared and did not recur thereafter.
Key Words: intracranial meningioma; intraoperative period; intravenous anesthesia; seizures


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