Paraplegia after thoracotomy under combined general and epidural anesthesia in a child.
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SourcePaediatric Anaesthesia, 18, 6, (2008), pp. 539-542
Article / Letter to editor
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SubjectUMCN 4.3: Tissue engineering and reconstructive surgery
A 9-year-old boy underwent a thoracotomy for excision of his right third rib under combined general and epidural anesthesia for a Ewings sarcoma. Postoperatively, he was found to have a complete T2-3 paraplegia. Permanent paraplegia was described as a rare complication of thoracotomy in adults, and very rarely after epidural analgesia in adults and babies. This was the first report in a child.
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