Subarachnoid hematoma secondary to spinal anesthesia


  • José Antonio Chávez-López
  • Rosalina García-Cisneros
  • Antonio Zarate-Mendez



subarachnoid hematoma, spinal anesthesia, lumbar puncture, intraspinal hematoma


Cystic meningiomas are quite rare, accounting for 2% to 4% of all intracraniSubarachnoid hematoma is a rare complication after spinal anesthesia and can lead to severe neurological impairment. It has been reported to be associated with coagulation deficit. The clinical presentation commonly includes lower limb weakness, sensory loss, pain and disorder of sphincters. Transient radicular irritation (TRI), also known as transient neurologic symptoms (TNS) has been described after spinal anesthesia, It is characteristic by pain or sensory abnormalities in the buttocks, lower back or lower limb without motor deficit, and can persist for several days after the effects of spinal anesthesia. It is important to make a proper neurological evaluation, since the surgical management so required will influence significantly the functional prognosis of the patient.



How to Cite

Chávez-López, J. A., García-Cisneros, R., & Zarate-Mendez, A. (2016). Subarachnoid hematoma secondary to spinal anesthesia. Archivos De Neurociencias, 21(2), 64–70.



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