Bilateral Dilated Nonreactive Pupils in a Neonate After Surgery Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Androstanols
  • Duodenostomy
  • Mydriasis
  • Postoperative Complications

abstract

  • Fixed and dilated pupils are disturbing when encountered during a physical examination in the pediatric intensive care unit, particularly when sedation or neuromuscular blockade confounds the neurologic examination. Rocuronium, a nondepolarizing neuromuscular drug, does not cross the blood-brain barrier and is not considered a causative agent for fixed mydriasis. We report a case of bilateral fixed and dilated pupils in a 1-week-old low-birth-weight neonate, which we contend was secondary to centrally mediated neuromuscular blockade.

publication date

  • May 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000306

PubMed ID

  • 27002754

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 286

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 6

number

  • 9