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A Journal on Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Analgesia and Intensive Care

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care
Indexed/Abstracted in: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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ISSN 0375-9393

Online ISSN 1827-1596

 

Minerva Anestesiologica 1999 December;65(12):879-84

    CLINICAL CASES

Rhabdomyolysis due to improper intraoperative positioning. Clinical and medico-legal aspects

Ronchi E. 1, Macrì L. 1, Schillaci D. R. 1, Tommasino C. 2

1 Università degli Studi - Milano, Istituto di Medicina Legale e delle Assicurazioni;
2 IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milano, Cattedra di Anestesia e Rianimazione

The etiology, diagnosis, pathology and treatment of rhabdomyolysis due to intraoperative malpositioning and the medico-legal implications of physicians involved in the surgical treatment and anesthesia of the patient are described. According to the Italian law, the anesthesiologist is the only physician of the surgery-anesthesia team responsible for the patient’s positioning. The anesthesiologist must assume primary responsibility for protecting the patient from iatrogenic injuries due to improper positioning, and/or inadequate preventive measures.

language: Italian


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