Near Fatal Complication of Spinal Anaesthesia: Recognition and Management

  • Nadia Nafasha Baharudin PPUKM
  • Nurul Shahida Zahar
  • Esa Kamaruzaman
  • Ramesh Kumar
Keywords: Spinal anaesthesia, Post spinal puncture headache, Subdural haemorrhage, caesarean section

Abstract

Intracranial subdural haemorrhage is one of the complications of spinal anaesthesia. It is a rare condition but extremely disastrous if not being treated promptly. It is usually mistaken with post spinal puncture headache. Hence, knowledge and awareness of this condition have to be instilled among clinicians to avoid life-threatening events.

Author Biography

Nadia Nafasha Baharudin, PPUKM
Department of General Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Published
2018-12-20