'Awareness' and 'recall' during emergence from general anaesthesia

Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2001 Sep;18(9):623-5. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2346.2001.00898.x.


A case is presented in which memory of events during emergence from anaesthesia resulted in serious psychological sequelae. Communication with patients should begin almost immediately after anaesthesia has been terminated and should have prevented this unfortunate incident.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia Recovery Period
  • Anesthesia, General*
  • Anxiety / etiology*
  • Anxiety / psychology
  • Awareness*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mental Recall*
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / psychology*