Postoperative myeloneuropathy: a preventable complication in patients with B12 deficiency.


Two cases of postoperative neurological deterioration following routine neurosurgical procedures are presented. In each instance, the patient was found to have hematological abnormalities present preoperatively consistent with vitamin B12 deficiency and to have undergone general anesthesia involving N2O. This caused inactivation of the remaining marginal… (More)


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