Paraplegia associated with combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia caused by preoperatively unrecognized spinal vertebral metastasis.

Abstract

We describe a case of paraplegia following combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia. It was postoperatively determined that a tumour of the vertebrae which was compressing the spinal cord was responsible for this complication. We suggest that the pre-existing pathology of the spine must be borne in mind as a differential diagnosis of acute postoperative paraplegia.

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@article{Kararmaz2002ParaplegiaAW, title={Paraplegia associated with combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia caused by preoperatively unrecognized spinal vertebral metastasis.}, author={Alper Kararmaz and Ayşe Dicle Turhanoğlu and Huseyin Arslan and Seda Kaya and Selim Turhanoğlu}, journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica}, year={2002}, volume={46 9}, pages={1165-7} }