Epileptic crisis in a patient with obstructive sleep apnea during drug-induced endoscopy

Sleep Sci. 2021 Apr-Jun;14(Spec 2):189-192. doi: 10.5935/1984-0063.20200123.


Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) is a complementary method for the diagnosis of obstruction sites in patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and allows the optimization of treatment. We present the first case of a patient having a seizure during DISE, after sedation with midazolam and propofol. We recommend that DISE should be performed in a safe environment, under monitoring, and with anesthesia equipment that can be used to counteract potential complications caused by seizures.

Keywords: Drug-induced Sleep Endoscopy; Propofol; Seizures.

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