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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Ortopedia Traumatologia Rehabilitacja|
|State||Published - 2019|
- Spinal/epidural anesthesia