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Subdural block: A possible cause of transient aphasia following spinal anaesthesia

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Mamta Bhardwaj ,

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Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia & Critical care, Pt. B.D Sharma University of Health sciences, Rohtak
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Shashi Kiran,

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Senior Professor, Department of Anaesthesia & Critical care, Pt. B.D Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak
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Kiranpreet Kaur,

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Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia & Critical care, Pt. B.D Sharma University of Health Science,s Rohtak
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Sarla Hooda

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Senior Professor and Head, Department of Anaesthesia & Critical care, Pt. B.D Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak
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Abstract

Central neuraxial blockade is a commonly performed anaesthetic technique for lower limb orthopaedic surgeries. Although it is considered a safe and reliable technique, occasionally an unexpectedly high or low level of block can be achieved due to accidental injection of local anaesthetic in a meningeal plane other than that desired. Here we report a young male who complained of aphasia and difficulty in breathing immediately after spinal anaesthesia. He had a high sensory block extending to C3 dermatome. His haemodynamics remained stable throughout the surgery. Speech returned to normal in 15 minutes. Subdural block was speculated as a cause for this unusual presentation

How to Cite: Bhardwaj, M. et al., (2015). Subdural block: A possible cause of transient aphasia following spinal anaesthesia. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 23(2), pp.80–82. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v23i2.8074
Published on 22 Jul 2015.
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