• Users Online: 379
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-59

Prolonged spinal myoclonus following spinal anaesthesia with bupivacaine


Department of Anaesthesiology, DSHS Asvini, Colaba-400005, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
S Kiran
Department of Anaesthesiology, DSHS Asvini, Colaba-400005
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-3605.203397

Rights and Permissions

Spinal myoclonus occurring after spinal anaesthesia is very rare and characterised by sudden involuntary jerks of the back and limbs. A 34 year old male without any comorbidities underwent a subarachnoid block with bupivacaine heavy for laminectomy of L4-L5. Within minutes he developed pain and severe myoclonic jerks of lower back radiating to lower and upper limbs which lasted for 48 hours. Another 65 year old obese lady, known diabetic and hypertensive who presented for a percutaneous nephrolithotomy underwent an epidural catheter placement at L2-L3 and a subarachnoid block with bupivacaine heavy at L3-L4. Within minutes she developed severe myoclonic jerks of the lower limbs and back radiating to upper limbs which again lasted for 48 hours. Both cases ofprolonged acute propriospinal myoclonus following subarachnoid block occurred within a period of six months at a tertiary care centre and were managed with sedation, muscle relaxation, mechanical ventilation and anti epileptics.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed323    
    Printed9    
    Emailed1    
    PDF Downloaded41    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal