Case Report

Propofol Induced Seizure Like Activity: A Case Report

  • Mensure Kaya
  • İlker Yiğit
  • Müge Ceylan
  • Hamit Erdal Eskiçırak
  • Nihal Kadıoğulları

Received Date: 11.01.2012 Accepted Date: 18.04.2012 Meandros Med Dent J 2013;14(2):35-37

Propofol is a widely used drug because of short acting time for anesthesia and sedation. Although ıt has been suggested as a anticonvulsant in treatment of status epilepticus, it has been also reported to induce seizure like activity in patients with epilepsia and head injury especially in low dose. A few minutes after giving propofol 3 mg kg-1 iv to a 27 years old female patient scheduled for biopsy of a simple cyst in the right proximal humerus, tonicclonic convulsions were observed both in the upper and lower extremities. Convulsions were managed by administering thiopental. We want to discuss and point to that propofol which is frequently used for anesthetic procedures may induce seizure like activity in exactly healty people.

Keywords: General anesthesia, propofol, tonic clonic convulsion