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Paraplegia after thoracotomy under combined general and epidural anesthesia in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18445201     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 9-year-old boy underwent a thoracotomy for excision of his right third rib under combined general and epidural anesthesia for a Ewings sarcoma. Postoperatively, he was found to have a complete T2-3 paraplegia. Permanent paraplegia was described as a rare complication of thoracotomy in adults, and very rarely after epidural analgesia in adults and babies. This was the first report in a child.
C E Allison; D C Aronson; V G M Geukers; R van den Berg; W S Schlack; M W Hollmann
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric anaesthesia     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1460-9592     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Anaesth     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-30     Completed Date:  2008-07-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206575     Medline TA:  Paediatr Anaesth     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  539-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Emma Children's Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Epidural*
Anesthesia, General*
Bone Neoplasms / surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Paraplegia / etiology*
Ribs / surgery
Sarcoma, Ewing's / surgery
Thoracotomy / adverse effects*
Treatment Failure

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