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Headache and seizures after cervical epidural injection in a patient undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.
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PMID:  22772521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Epidural analgesia is widely used in cardiothoracic surgery. Most of the complications associated with epidural analgesia are related to the insertion techniques of epidural catheter. A 68-year-old obese patient posted for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery developed headache followed by seizures after insertion of the thoracic epidural catheter. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed air in the basal cisterns and in the left frontal region. The patient was managed conservatively and the symptoms subsided after 24 h. Later, the patient underwent coronary angioplasty.
Dheeraj Arora; Yatin Mehta; Aashish Jain; Naresh Trehan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of cardiac anaesthesia     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0974-5181     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Card Anaesth     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815987     Medline TA:  Ann Card Anaesth     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  244-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medanta Institute of Critical Care and Anaesthesiology & Medanta Heart Institute, Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
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