Methemoglobinemia induced by methylene blue pertubation during laparoscopy


Bilgin H. , Ozcan B., Bilgin T.

ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.42, no.5, pp.594-595, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1399-6576.1998.tb05173.x
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.594-595

Abstract

Methylene blue is used to check tubal patency during laparoscopy. A case of methemoglobinemia which was induced by methylene blue is presented. Methemoglobinemia is usually treated with methylene blue; however, in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, methylene blue can induce methemoglobinemia.