Spinal Myoclonus – A rare complication of spinal anaesthesia

Vol 7 | Issue 3 | September-December 2021 | Page: 17-19 | M S Prabhu

DOI: 10.13107/jaccr.2021.v07i03.186

Author: M S Prabhu [1]

[1] Department of Anaesthesia, Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. M S Prabhu,
Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Email: prabhu.psg@gmail.com

Spinal Myoclonus – A rare complication of spinal anaesthesia

Spinal segmental myoclonus is a rare type of myoclonic disorder that may occur during spinal anaesthesia. A few cases of spinal myoclonus have been reported after administration of intrathecal bupivacaine. The exact cause and pathophysiology of spinal myoclonus is unknown. We report a case of a 28-year-old female who underwent caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia with 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine. Myoclonic movements appeared in the early postoperative period in the left lower limb. The myoclonus was acute and transient. The patient recovered completely without any neurological complications. After ruling out all the possible causes, spinal myoclonus diagnosis was made, and the patient was discharged on the 3rd postoperative day.
Keywords: Spinal anaesthesia, Spinal myoclonus, Myoclonus


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How to Cite this Article: Prabhu MS | Spinal Myoclonus – A rare complication of spinal anaesthesia | Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Case Reports | September-December 2021; 7(3): 17-19.

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