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[Vision loss after spine surgery: a case report].

Authors
  • Hélaine, L1
  • Cadic, A
  • Magro, E
  • Simon, A
  • Kiss, G
  • Gueret, G
  • Arvieux, C-C
  • 1 Service d'anesthésie-réanimation, CHU La-Cavale-Blanche, Brest cedex, France. [email protected] , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales francaises d'anesthesie et de reanimation
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2009
Volume
28
Issue
2
Pages
165–167
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.annfar.2008.12.003
PMID: 19186025
Source
Medline
Language
French
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report the case of a 36-year-old man who underwent neurosurgery for a T9 spine fracture consecutive to a fall. The patient had complete postoperative blindness which did not totally recover during the hospital stay. Decreased visual acuity and postoperative vision loss are not uncommon in spine surgery. Such postoperative complications in spine surgery are severe. To avoid them, it is mandatory to identify the contributing factors and set up a preventive strategy.

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