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Hyperlordosis as a possible factor in the development of spinal cord infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12765897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient developed persistent symptoms and signs suggestive of partial spinal cord infarction after an operation involving the use of the hyperlordotic position. This position involves extension at the waist, such that both the head and feet are below the level of the waist. It is employed to increase surgical access to the abdomen. Where this position is adopted for a prolonged surgical procedure, existing risk factors for spinal cord ischaemia should urge caution in the use of epidural analgesia.
D R D Roberts; J Roe; C Baudouin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0007-0912     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Anaesth     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-26     Completed Date:  2003-06-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372541     Medline TA:  Br J Anaesth     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  797-800     Citation Subset:  IM    
Anaesthetic Department and Radiology Department, Freeman Hospital, High Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7DN, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesia, Epidural / contraindications
Infarction / etiology*
Pancreatitis, Alcoholic / surgery
Postoperative Complications*
Risk Factors
Spinal Cord / blood supply*
Comment In:
Br J Anaesth. 2003 Oct;91(4):609; author reply 609   [PMID:  14504175 ]

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