Neurological complications following regional anaesthesia in obstetrics

  title={Neurological complications following regional anaesthesia in obstetrics},
  author={Helen Brooks},
Neurological complications may complicate regional anaesthesia. The incidence has been reported as 0–36 per 10 000 blocks after epidural anaesthesia and 35 per 10 000 blocks after spinal anaesthesia. The most common complication is a reversible neuropathy due to direct needle/catheter trauma or intraneural injection of local anaesthetic presenting as a radiculopathy involving a single spinal nerve root. In a prospective study of over 10 000 obstetric epidural anaesthetics, there were problems… CONTINUE READING


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