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Case report
English

Near-death experience in a boy undergoing uneventful elective surgery under general anesthesia

Published inPaediatric anaesthesia, vol. 16, no. 1, p. 85-88
Publication date2006
Abstract

Near-death experience (NDE) is a complex subjective experience, which may include affective elements such as a sense of peacefulness, paranormal components such as a sensation of floating out of the body, and a perception of being in a dark tunnel and seeing a brilliant light. It is usually reported to occur in association with a wide range of life-threatening situations, as for instance, cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We report on an episode of NDE that occurred in a 12-year-old boy who underwent a general anesthesia for an elective uncomplicated surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first case of NDE in a child that has been reported in this context.

Keywords
  • Anesthesia, General
  • Anesthetics, Intravenous
  • Child
  • Death
  • Elective Surgical Procedures
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Propofol
Citation (ISO format)
LOPEZ, Ursula et al. Near-death experience in a boy undergoing uneventful elective surgery under general anesthesia. In: Paediatric anaesthesia, 2006, vol. 16, n° 1, p. 85–88. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2005.01607.x
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