A girl from South Florida, USA, died last Saturday during an operation to correct her asymmetrical breasts and an inverted areola.
Stephanie had asymmetrical breasts, a common condition, and an inverted areola. No medical intervention is really necessary for these conditions, procedures to correct them are often done for “self-esteem” reasons.
She died at Delray less than 24 hours after the surgery, on Saturday. Dr. Tony Dardano, a plastic surgeon and chief of staff at Delray, told the Sun-Sentinel that it could happen to any surgeon.
Because the condition is so rare, statistics about those who develop the malignant hyperthermia are hard to find; it’s believed that one in 20,000 to 100,000 patients undergoing anesthesia develop the condition, and one in 10 of those will die.
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