Neuraxial hematoma after epidural anesthesia. Is it possible to prevent or detect it? Report of two cases.

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Neuraxial hematoma after epidural anesthesia. Is it possible to prevent or detect it? Report of two cases.

Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2011 Mar-Apr;61(2):218-20, 221-4, 116-9

Authors: Souza Rde L, Andrade LO, Silva JB, da Silva LA

Spinal hematomas are rare and they affect the central nervous system. They can cause permanent neurologic sequelae and death if they are not treated properly. Early diagnosis and treatment are fundamental for a good neurologic prognostic. The objective of this report was to emphasize for anesthesiologists the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of spinal hematomas, besides improving their prevention.

PMID: 21474029 [PubMed – in process]