Neurological complications associated with epidural analgesia in children

A report of 4 cases of ambiguous etiologies

Mark J. Meyer, Elliot J. Krane, Kenneth R. Goldschneider, Norma J Klein

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Abstract

The safety and utility of pediatric epidural analgesia is well established, but the risk of permanent neurological injury is unknown and largely must be extrapolated from adult literature. In this article we present a series of 4 cases of longterm or permanent neurologic complications associated with epidural analgesia. Possible mechanisms of injury and implications for practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1365-1370
Number of pages6
JournalAnesthesia and Analgesia
Volume115
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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Neurological complications associated with epidural analgesia in children : A report of 4 cases of ambiguous etiologies. / Meyer, Mark J.; Krane, Elliot J.; Goldschneider, Kenneth R.; Klein, Norma J.

In: Anesthesia and Analgesia, Vol. 115, No. 6, 12.2012, p. 1365-1370.

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Meyer, Mark J. ; Krane, Elliot J. ; Goldschneider, Kenneth R. ; Klein, Norma J. / Neurological complications associated with epidural analgesia in children : A report of 4 cases of ambiguous etiologies. In: Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2012 ; Vol. 115, No. 6. pp. 1365-1370.
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