Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Syringomyelia

Iatrogenic Lumbar Spinal And Cord Myelomalacia Syringomyelia As- Aq Complicacy Of Spinal Anaesthesia

Surjyaprakash S. Choudhury , Sunil Pradhan , Sucharita Anand , Animesh Das

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1605-1610

Due to its rarity, iatrogenic spinal cord damage during spinal anaesthesia subsequent to lumber puncture is a somewhat less well-known phenomenon. Syrinx development or myelomalacia of the lumbar spinal cord due to direct cord damage is extremely rare. We present five patients who had this consequence, which resulted in a variety of neurological impairments, and whose MRI revealed myelomalacia or syrinx in the conusepiconus region. During follow-up, some of our patients showed symptomatic partial to complete recovery. As a result, practitioners must be aware of the risk of lumber puncture during spinal anaesthetic and proceed with caution to avoid neurological problems.