Lumbosacral plexus injury following vaginal delivery with epidural analgesia

Park, Seil; Park, Sung Wook; Keon Sik Kim
February 2013
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology;Feb2013, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p175
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 26 year old, healthy, 41 week primiparous woman who experienced paraplegia after vaginal delivery. She was given a patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) during the delivery. The electromyography (EMG) study showed signs of tibial neuropathy, indicating peripheral nerve injury during vaginal delivery. The neurological complications during delivery, physical examination, and diagnostic tests are discussed.


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