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[Prevention and treatment of the complications of peridurography].

Authors
  • Adamcho, N I
  • Bondar', V P
  • Rusavskiĭ, I V
Type
Published Article
Journal
Voprosy neĭrokhirurgii
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1978
Issue
1
Pages
43–47
Identifiers
PMID: 636401
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In lumbar peridurography conducted in 117 patients with discogenic radiculitis complications occurred both in the stage of peridural anesthesia and after introduction of the radiocontrast medium. During anesthesia the dura mater was punctured in 4 patients, in another 2 patients dicaine penetrated into the subarachnoid space and caused spinal anesthesia with a high upper level. Peridural anesthesia with paralysis of the respiratory musculature developed in 1 patient. After the injection of the radiocontrast medium, spasm in the lower extremities and trunk of the type of spinal epilepsy developed in 4 patients. The clinical picture, prevention, and treatment of these complications are discussed.

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