Intraspinal hypotension syndrome presents as transient quadriplegia

Miki Katzir, Svetlana Tov, Ayelet Eran, Gill E. Sviri

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Intracranial hypotension can be a complication of epidural anaesthesia. Pure clinical spinal hypotension manifesting as acute transient quadriplegia following epidural anaesthesia is a severe, life-threatening complication that have not been described before. This complication can be solved with an epidural blood patch; thus, it should be familiar to doctors across all specialities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-455
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 4 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • epidural anaesthesia
  • intracranial hypotension
  • Intraspinal hypotension syndrome
  • quadriplegia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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