Journal article

Unresponsiveness due to a post surgical Parkinsonian crisis

Shyam Sundar Krishnan, Andrew Evans, Andrew H Kaye

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

We report postoperative unresponsiveness in a 79-year-old woman who underwent excision of a posterior fossa meningioma with a past history of Parkinson's disease. This report highlights the development of a post-surgical akinetic or Parkinsonian crisis that presents with unresponsiveness. We discuss the condition briefly and emphasise the need for early recognition and prompt treatment.