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Convulsions during epidural anaesthesia. A case report.

Authors
  • Morrell, D F
  • Bean, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
Publication Date
Jul 11, 1981
Volume
60
Issue
2
Pages
70–71
Identifiers
PMID: 7244932
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case of convulsion due to inadvertent intravascular injection of bupivacaine during attempted epidural anaesthesia is presented. A review of the literature indicates that such an event is difficult to anticipate, and resuscitative equipment and skill are prerequisites for anyone attempting epidural anaesthesia. The role of benzodiazepines, test doses and aspiration tests and the significance of plasma drug levels are discussed.

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