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Intradural Herniation of a Thoracic Disc Causing Paraplegia Coincident with Epidural Anesthesia
Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • John H. Matsuura, Wright State University
  • Raymond G. Makhoul
  • Marc Posner
  • Jacqueline Smith
  • Robert S. Litwack
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-1997
Abstract
We report a case of intradural herniation of a thoracic disc resulting in paraplegia after leg bypass surgery under epidural anesthesia. Thoracic disc herniation resulting in paraplegia is very rare. The site of pathology was distant to the epidural catheter and presented a difficult diagnostic problem. This case illustrates the need to be aware of preexisting disease as a rare cause of postoperative paraplegia.
Citation Information
John H. Matsuura, Raymond G. Makhoul, Marc Posner, Jacqueline Smith, et al.. "Intradural Herniation of a Thoracic Disc Causing Paraplegia Coincident with Epidural Anesthesia" Anesthesia and Analgesia Vol. 84 Iss. 4 (1997) p. 922 - 923 ISSN: 0003-2999
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_matsuura/17/