oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Spinal surgery : non surgical complications : review

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... REVIEW 13 Spinal surgery: non surgical complications Invasive Procedures (apart from the definitive surgical procedure) Arterial cannulation Central venous cannulation Catheterisation of the bladder Discography: recently a patient initially developed a low CSF pressure headache as a complication of discography, which cleared up rapidly, but was followed after ? 3 days by the development of thrombosis of the superior sagittal sinus. With a dural puncture, an early blood patch should be considered. (this case is obviously anecdotal) Epidural Injections - complications include: Acute retinal necrosis syndrome after epidural corticosteroid injections for back pain. Patients should be advised ..

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