Charcot knee secondary to lumbar spinal cord syringomyelia: complication of spinal anesthesia.

@article{Paliwal2012CharcotKS,
  title={Charcot knee secondary to lumbar spinal cord syringomyelia: complication of spinal anesthesia.},
  author={Vimal Kumar Paliwal and Prabhat Singh and Sushil Kumar Rahi and Vikas Agarwal and Rakesh Kumar Gupta},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          207-8
        }
}
Conus and epiconus myelomalacia with syrinx formation is a rare complication of spinal anesthesia. It is produced by inadvertent injection of an anesthetic agent into the cord substance. Because the spinal cord ends at the lower level of L1 vertebra, the injection of drug into the cord is by accidental use of lower thoracic intervertebral space for lumbar puncture. After the effect of spinal anesthesia wanes, a variable grade of sensory/motor weakness in the lower limbs may be noticed… CONTINUE READING

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