Paraplegia, a serious complication following spinal anaesthesia is associated with significant morbidity and even mortality. Though extremely rare, spinal anaesthesia has been shown to facilitate the manifestation of paraplegia secondary to spinal cord compression due to undiagnosed vertebral metastases. Similar presentation in a patient with a history of renal cell carcinoma is reported here where the patient had no neurological impairment preoperatively. Attention to preoperative neurological assessment in susceptible cases of spinal metastases is very important.
How to Cite:
de Silva Kulasiri, R. and Dissanayakege, T.G., 2015. Paraplegia Following Spinal Anaesthesia. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 23(1), pp.35–38. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v23i1.7797