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Transient neurologic syndrome: a benign but confusing clinical problem.
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PMID:  21836451     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Spinal anesthesia has been a safe and popular anesthetic option for patients undergoing outpatient surgical procedures of the trunk and lower extremities. Occasionally, after a spinal anesthetic, patients can develop moderate-to-severe pain in the back, hips, and legs without neurologic deficit. They will often present to the emergency department with complaints of pain and require an extensive diagnostic workup to rule out other more ominous possibilities such as spinal hematoma, infection, or nerve injury. After a negative workup and with a history of recent spinal anesthetic the patient will be diagnosed with transient neurologic syndrome. While often causing significant distress to both the patient and health care provider, transient neurologic syndrome is a benign, self-limited entity that requires only conservative therapy and usually resolves within a couple of days without intervention.
Michael E Harned; Jeremy Dority; Kevin W Hatton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advanced emergency nursing journal     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1931-4493     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Emerg Nurs J     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101285075     Medline TA:  Adv Emerg Nurs J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-6     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology (Drs Harned and Dority), Division of Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology (Dr Hatton), University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington.
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