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Postoperative manifestations in two cases of undiagnosed meningioma

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Author(s): Dr. Sunila Sharma | Dr. R.Nathani/

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 7;
Issue: 10;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: cerebral | spinal | meningioma | morbidity | mortality

ABSTRACT
Undiagnosed cerebral and spinal meningiomas can give rise to grave post anaesthetic and postoperative complications. Here we present two such cases in which paraparesis after a spinal anaesthetic occurred in one case and medullary coning resulting in respiratory failure and death in the second case.
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