Turkish Neurosurgery 2008 , Vol 18 , Num 3
Spinal Subdural Hematoma: A Rare Complication of Spinal Anesthesia: A Case Report
Deepak Kumar SINGH1, Munish CHAUHAN2, Vishnu GUPTA3, Sanjeev CHOPRA4, H. R. BAGARIA5
1,3,4,5 Department of Neurosurgery, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan, INDIA
2 Department of Anesthesia, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan, INDIA
Spinal hematoma is an infrequently described complication of spinal anaesthesia. It has been described in the literature in patients with a deranged coagulation profile in the form of systemic diseases (e.g. chronic renal failure, liver failure) or anticoagulant therapy. Whatever the reason, it will have disastrous consequences in the form of permanent paraplegia or persistent neurological deficit if not treated promptly. One therefore needs to maintain a high index of suspicion at all times in any patient who has undergone spinal anesthesia and who exhibits any sign or symptom of a neuraxial hematoma We report a case of post-spinal puncture subdural hematoma in an otherwise healthy male without any predisposing factor. Keywords : Complication, Paraplegia, Spinal anesthesia, Spinal subdural hematoma
Corresponding author : Deepak Kumar Singh, docdeenu@rediffmail.com