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Anesthesia

Anesthesia Leading to Death

07/10/2008

Question:

What is, in general, the risk of mortality from anesthesia after a second surgery to a person who has had delayed awakening from a previous surgery? What if the two surgeries are several years apart? Should I tell my surgeon about this situation?

Answer:

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Response by:

Gareth S Kantor, MD Gareth S Kantor, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University