CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 214-216

Cauda equina syndrome after repeated spinal attempts: A case report and review of the literature


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India
3 Department of Surgery, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India

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Dr. Haramritpal Kaur
Department of Anaesthesia, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.152892

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Spinal and epidural blocks are widely used for cesarean section. Spinal hematoma causing cauda equina syndrome is a rare complication after spinal anesthesia (SA), but can lead to severe neurological deficit. It is usually associated with difficult SA and requires surgical decompression in most of the cases.


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