An unmasked neurological pathology (schwannoma) following spinal anesthesia

Yagci B., Ozturk E., Celebi H., Gunaydin B., KAYMAZ A. M.

Neuroradiology Journal, vol.19, no.3, pp.381-384, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/197140090601900319
  • Journal Name: Neuroradiology Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.381-384
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


A neurological deficit occurred following spinal anaesthesia that unmasked a relatively important neurological pathology. Spinal anesthesia was performed between L3 and L4 by midline approach at the first attempt. Postoperative clinical examination of the patient showed sensory loss below the T5 segment. Whenever new neurological signs are seen after regional anesthesia, further investigations should be done immediately for differential diagnosis.