Allodynia-like Phenomena Associated With Spinal Anesthesia

Nagasaka, Hiroshi; Takano, Yoshito; Sato, Isao; Nakamura, Shinichi; Mizukami, Satoshi
January 2001
Internet Journal of Pain, Symptom Control & Palliative Care;2001, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p2
Academic Journal
Allodynia-like phenomena after intrathecal injection of local anesthetics were observed in five patients who had no evidence of neurological disorder before anesthesia. Allodynia was defined as a pain due to a stimulus that does not normally provoke pain. The frequency of allodynia after spinal blockade was 5/390 cases in our experiences. Symptoms were alleviated by intravenous administration of subanaesthetic doses of diazepam but not of pentazocine.


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