Paraplegia After Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection.
A A Case Rep
Epidural steroid injections are a common procedure performed by pain physicians. The American Society of Regional Anesthesia along with several other groups recently provided guidelines for performing epidural injections in the setting of anticoagulants. We present a case of a patient who developed an epidural hematoma and subsequent paraplegia despite strict adherence to these guidelines. Although new guidelines serve to direct practice, risks of devastating neurologic complications remain as evidenced by our case.
Medical Subject Headings
Analgesia, Epidural; Female; Humans; Injections, Epidural; Middle Aged; Paraplegia; Steroids; Thoracic Vertebrae