H. EDWARD YASKIN, M.D.; BERNARD J. ALPERS, M.D.
The advantages of spinal anesthesia under certain restrictions are so obvious and the results obtained from its use so excellent that one can appreciate the popularity of this valuable anesthetic measure. However, from time to time, there have appeared in the literature reports of patients who have developed neurological complications occurring immediately after or remotely following the administration of a spinal anesthetic. The statements in the literature are extremely contradictory as to the frequency with which such nervous sequelae occur. Emmett1 reports he had no neurological sequelae in 1415 cases, and Foss and Schwalm2 state that in 3,000 cases they
YASKIN HE, ALPERS BJ. NEUROPSYCHIATRIC COMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING SPINAL ANESTHESIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:184–200. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-2-184
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