Fulminant hepatic failure following halothane anaesthesia

G. Pradeep Kumar, Vrinda J. Bhat, Vasantha Sowdi

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The forensic pathologist is responsible for determining the cause, manner and approximate time of death and injury. After recording the detailed description of the external and internal appearances, a short summary should be offered of the major positive findings and their relationship to the cause of death. In many cases this will be obvious, however when the findings are less clear-cut, or are multiple, then the alternatives should be discussed detailing the possible sequence of events and interpreting the findings in concluding the cause of death. It is essential to causally connect the autopsy findings to the cause of death. We present a case report wherein a person who sustained avulsion injury to his left hand in an industrial accident, died due to, fulminant hepatitis, hepatic encephalopathy and acute renal failure, having undergone six operations under general anesthesia with halothane during his stay in the hospital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Forensic Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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