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Pneumocephalus Following Combined Spinoepidural Anesthesia: A Case Report

Emine Karaman, Duygu Kara, Ozgur Ozmen, Zakir Arslan


Various complications may develop as a result of epidural anaesthesia. Pneumocephalus is a rare complication during epidural catheter insertion. In this case report, 61 years old patient was admitted for hip fracture and planned to have hip replacement surgery. Combined spinoepidural anesthesia was planned during surgery as anesthetic tehchnique. Epidural catheter was inserted for postoperative pain control. Forty-five minutes after the operation, he had a sudden blunt headache, and generalized tonic, clonic status for two minutes. We aimed to present a case of pneumocephalus after combined spinoepidural anesthesia.

Key words: Combined spinoepidural anethesia, epidural catheter insertion, pneumocephalus

Med-Science. 2016; 5(Supplement 1): 48-54

Medicine Science Vol:5 Supp. Year:2016 PP:1-223
Posted in Vol: 5 Supplement Year: 2016 pp: 1-223

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