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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-73

Epidural haematoma: Rare complication after spinal while intending epidural anaesthesia with long-term follow-up after conservative treatment


Departments of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, Assam, India

Correspondence Address:
Devalina Goswami
WZ 22/1, Near Aggarwal Sweets, Virender Nagar, New Delhi-110058
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.76596

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Epidural anaesthesia (EA) is an extensively used procedure for many surgeries. Increase incidence of bleeding in the epidural space [epidural haematoma (EH)] is reportedly more common in patients with altered coagulation and patients on anticoagulation treatment. EH secondary to spinal while intending EA for caesarean section (C-section) in a healthy individual leading to transient or persistent neurological problems is very rare. We report a case of EH after spinal while intending EA for C-section in a healthy young female along with 5-yrs follow-up after conservative treatment.


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