postoperative psychosis

postoperative psychosis

 A symptom complex said to follow surgery, especially in Pts requiring general anesthesia
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(1) Preoperative depression, interictal psychosis, and epileptiform discharges contralateral to the epileptogenic zone are the most frequent predictors of postoperative psychosis. (11) Nonetheless, since AED usage is commonplace in patients with intractable epilepsy and planned lobectomy, psychosis as a result of AED usage could be an important predictor or risk factor for post-lobectomy psychosis.

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