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J Clin Anesth. 2013 Aug;25(5):409-412. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.01.017. Epub 2013 Aug 17.

Repeated spinal anesthesia in a tetraparetic patient with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Author information

1
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address: mariuswipfli@yahoo.com.
2
Department of Neurology, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland.
3
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland.

Abstract

A 78 year old man with tetraparesis, reduced forced vital capacity, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction due to Guillain-Barré syndrome was admitted for elective transurethral prostate resection and percutaneous lithotripsy of a bladder stone. On the sixth postoperative day, he was readmitted for emergency evacuation of a clot in the bladder. Both operations were performed with spinal anesthesia (hyperbaric bupivacaine + fentanyl) without neurologic sequelae.

KEYWORDS:

Anesthesia, spinal; Guillain-Barré syndrome; Tetraparesis

PMID:
23965204
DOI:
10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.01.017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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