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Myoclonus following spinal anaesthesia - case report of a rare complication

Authors:

Suresh K Singhal,

IN
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Senior Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, Pt. BD Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak
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Kiranpreet Kaur ,

Pt. BD Sharma PGIMS Rohtak, IN
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Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, Pt. BD Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak
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Vishal Singhla

Postgraduate Student, Pt. BD Sharma PGIMS Rohtak, IN
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Postgrduate student, Department of Anaesthesia, Pt. BD Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak
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Abstract

Myoclonus is sudden development of involuntary, repetitive, irregular contractions of a group of muscles. Spinal tumours, infections, vascular lesions can result in spinal myoclonus. It can also be triggered by drugs used in spinal anaesthesia, placement of a subarachnoid catheter and use of contrast. Reports of myoclonus following spinal anesthesia in adults are extremely rare. We encountered a case of myoclonus following spinal anaesthesia which was successfully managed.

How to Cite: Singhal, S.K., Kaur, K. & Singhla, V., (2016). Myoclonus following spinal anaesthesia - case report of a rare complication. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 24(1), pp.41–43. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v24i1.8106
Published on 11 Feb 2016.
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