Paraparesis after spinal anesthesia during delivery

Atzmon Tsur*, Marina Deeb, Diana Goldin, Avi Ohry

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Traumatic injury to the spinal cord during spinal or epidural anesthesia is usually secondary to either direct needle penetration or intra-neural injection of local anesthetics. Two women were admitted to a rehabilitation department with paraparesis and hypoesthesia after delivery. One had undergone a lower segment cesarean section under spinal anesthesia and the other, a spontaneous delivery under epidural anesthesia. After discharge from the rehabilitation treatment, they both experienced some weakness in the lower limbs. The patho-physiological basis of this complication seems to be either direct damage to the spinal cord by intra-neural injection of local anesthetics, or local ischemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalOrtopedia Traumatologia Rehabilitacja
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2019


  • Delivery
  • Paraparesis
  • Spinal/epidural anesthesia


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