Cauda equina syndrome after incidental total spinal anesthesia with 2% lidocaine.

@article{Lee1998CaudaES,
  title={Cauda equina syndrome after incidental total spinal anesthesia with 2% lidocaine.},
  author={D S Lee and T Bui and J Ferrarese and Perry K. Richardson},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={66-9}
}
A 77 year-old male presented for a right popliteal distal vein bypass graft procedure with continuous epidural anesthesia and light general endotracheal anesthesia. After the uneventful placement of the epidural needle and catheter at the L2-L3 interspace, fentanyl 150 microg and a total of 72 ml of preservative-free 2% lidocaine with epinephrine was continually injected through the epidural catheter for the duration of the more than 5 hour procedure. At the end of the procedure, it was noted… CONTINUE READING