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Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia

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GANEM, Eliana Marisa; CASTIGLIA, Yara Marcondes Machado  and  VIANNA, Pedro Thadeu Galvão. Spinal anesthesia-induced neurological complications. Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. [online]. 2002, vol.52, n.4, pp.471-480. ISSN 0034-7094.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although rare, spinal anesthesia-induced neurological complications may determine serious sequelae. This study aimed at presenting these complications in order to elucidate triggering factors and help in the diagnosis of such injuries. CONTENTS: The following complications are presented: needle and catheter-induced nerve injury, post dural puncture headache, anterior spinal artery syndrome, spinal hematoma, septic meningitis, aseptic meningitis, adhesive arachnoiditis, cauda equina syndrome, and transient neurological symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: The understanding of triggering factors of spinal anesthesia-induced neurological complications may prevent injuries and help early diagnosis and treatment, therefore changing patients prognosis.

Keywords : ANESTHETIC TECHNIQUES [Regional]; ANESTHETIC TECHNIQUES [spinal block]; COMPLICATIONS [neurological].

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