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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1993;17(4):660-663.
A case of S1 radiculopathy after epidural anesthesia.
Kang, Bong Goo , Yu, Keun Sik , Lee, Yang Gyun
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University College of Medicine
경막외 마취후 발생한 제1천수 신경근병증
강봉구, 유근식, 이양균
순천향대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실
Abstract

Spinal epidural anesthesia is safe and simple method, thus used widely, and successfully in anesthetic field. Neurological complication after epidural anesthesia is very rare.

We experienced a case of unilateral S1 radiculopathy immediately after epidural anesthesia with characteristic electrodiagnostic findings.

A review of previously reported cases show that S1 radiculopathy after epidural anesthesia or lumbar punture is absent.

The pathogenesis of S1 radiculopathy as a complication of epidural anesthesia in this case is probably related to that of direct trauma or local anesthetic toxicity to unilateral S1 nerve root.

Key Words: Epidural anesthesia, S1 radiculopathy


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