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Respiratory arrest following retrobulbar marcaine injection has been described with increasing frequency. The following case reports document the occurrence and provide some insight to its management. A possible solution to the problem is suggested.
INTRODUCTION Spinal infarction accounts for 1% of all strokes. Cardioembolism is a rare cause. Common areas of ischemic spinal damage are watershed in the dorsal or lumbar regions; however cervical spinal cord infarction has been reported previously. CASE REPORT We present a new case of a man-in-the-barrel syndrome produced by cardiac embolization… (More)