[Technical difficulties in epidural blocks and spinal bleeding complications].

  title={[Technical difficulties in epidural blocks and spinal bleeding complications].},
  author={Simona Rieman Nava and L. Rossignoli and Vincenzo Tagariello and Laura Bertini},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  volume={67 12},
The clinical cases of two patients with neurological complications following neuroaxial blocks are reported. The events took place in different institutions where thousands of central blocks were yearly performed. In both instances the blocking procedures presented technical difficulties needing repeated lumbar punctures. The first case concerns a patient receiving anticoagulant and fibrinolytic therapy for vascular pathology. This 89 year-old female experienced severe cord compression… CONTINUE READING