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Spinal Cord Ischemia: A Complication of Celiac Plexus Block
  1. Josephine N. Lo, M.D. and
  2. Joseph J. Buckley, M.D.
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, Minnesota


A case is described of motor weakness of the lower extremities following a celiac plexus block. Neurologic findings indicated localized spinal cord infarct. The cause of the complication and the blood supply of the spinal cord are discussed.

  • Celiac plexus block
  • complications
  • Spinal cord infarct
  • Radicularis magna
  • anterior

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