Juna Musa1*, Loran Rakovica2, Blina Abdullahu3, Fiona Bushati3, Fareeha Nasir4, Ilda Zylalaj3, Mohammed Badi5, Amro Elrefaei6 and Ali Guy7
1Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Physiology and Biomedical
Engineering, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
2University of Prishtina, School of Medicine, Kosovo
3Medical Student, Mother Teresa Hospital, Albania
4Intern, Department of Surgery, Christian Hospital Quetta, Pakistan
5Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Florida, USA
6Research Fellow, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
7Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine New York, USA
*Corresponding Author: Juna Musa, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
Received: May 02, 2020; Published: May 22, 2020
Propofol is a short-acting, lipophilic anesthetic. Intravenous propofol is the drug of choice for induction of anesthesia. Abnormal muscle movements, abnormal posturing and convulsions associated with the usage of propofol happen to be reported. The spinal cord plays an important role in modulating anesthetic-induced suppression of nociceptive transmission. Recent studies showed that propofol potentiates the inhibitory transmitter’s glycine and 3~-aminobutyric acid (GABA) which enhance spinal inhibition during anesthesia. In this case report a 40-year-old male had seizures shortly after receiving epidural steroid injection given under anesthesia induced by propofol and fentanyl. Serum prolactin levels were found to be elevated. CT brain, CT spine and MR imaging of the brain were negative for any suggestive findings of epilepsy.
Keywords: IV Propofol; Seizure; Epidural Injection
Citation: Juna Musa., et al. “Administration of Anesthetics Like Propofol and its Possible Adverse Effect: Seizure Like Activity, an Exceedingly Rare Case Report". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.6 (2020): 124-126.
Copyright: © 2020 Juna Musa., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.