EXTRAVASATION OF OXYTOCIN: AN UNUSUAL LABOR EVENT

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SWATI SUGANDHA
TINA JAIN
VRINDA GOEL
MONIKA JINDAL
SANTOSH MINHAS

Abstract

The present case report highlights the extravasation of oxytocin which is an extremely rare event even in busiest of labour rooms. A 26-year-old second gravida with history of one abortion, presented at 38 weeks period of gestation with complaints of labor pains and suffered this rare incidence of oxytocin infusion extravasation at minimal therapeutic dose. Oxytocin antagonists like Atosiban may be considered in future cases of drug extravasation with oxytocin unresponsive to conservative measures. Further research is needed for management of extravasation of such rarity to prevent devastating complications of amputation & gangrene that may result in loss of permanent limb function even in minimal doses.

Keywords:
Extravasation, hand, labor, oxytocin

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SUGANDHA, S., JAIN, T., GOEL, V., JINDAL, M., & MINHAS, S. (2022). EXTRAVASATION OF OXYTOCIN: AN UNUSUAL LABOR EVENT. Journal of International Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 17(1), 22-25. https://doi.org/10.56557/jirmeps/2022/v17i17730
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Case Report

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