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Paraplegia Following Spinal Anesthesia in a Patient with Chronic Renal Failure
  1. Steven Grejda, D.O.,
  2. Kenneth Ellis, D.O. and
  3. Peter Arino, D.O.
  1. From Metropolitan Hospital, Parkview Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Paraplegia after spinal anesthesia secondary to hematoma formation has been described. Many such reports have involved patients with a variety of coagulation disorders. This article describes a patient with clotting abnormalities, apparently due to chronic renal failure, who developed paraplegia after spinal anesthesia secondary to subarachnoid hematoma formation.

  • Spinal anesthesia
  • paraplegia
  • subarachnoid hematoma

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