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Transesophageal echocardiography probe shutdown in a patient with hyperthermia

Gaganpal Singh, Chandrakant Pandey

Keywords : Hyperthermia, Intensive Care Unit, transesophageal echocardiography

Citation Information : Singh G, Pandey C. Transesophageal echocardiography probe shutdown in a patient with hyperthermia. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (1):50-51.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.173692

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


The use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has been increasing over the past few years. It is considered a semi-invasive monitor and a safe diagnostic device. Though complications are rare, they must be known to operators who frequently perform TEE. TEE probes are known to cause tissue heating and damage on prolonged use. In this case report, we describe shutdown of the transesophageal probe in our patient with high-grade fever.

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