July 2009
Reactions Weekly;7/18/2009, Issue 1261, p26
Case Study
The article describes the case of a 52-year-old female patient who developed spinal myoclonus after receiving intrathecal anaesthesia with prilocaine. The woman was set to have metal extracted from her ankle, and was given midazolam, a subarachnoid block at the lumbar (L)3-L4 interspace and hyperbaric prilocaine. She developed bilateral, involuntary, asymmetrical and irregular very brief repetitive flexion and extension of her thighs and knees which resolved with her full recovery from spinal anaesthesia.


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