Journal article

Unintentional paediatric subdural catheter with oculomotor and abducens nerve palsies.

AJ Haughton, GA Chalkiadis

Pediatric Anesthesia | Published : 1999

Abstract

A 13-year-old female with a past history of lumbar laminectomy developed a subdural block 18 h after the commencement of an epidural infusion of bupivacaine 0.125% and fentanyl 2 micrograms.ml-1. Signs at presentation included bilateral abducens nerve palsies in the absence of headache and a previously unreported unilateral third cranial nerve palsy. An epidurogram displayed subdural placement.