Severe hypotension related to high negative pressure suction drainage on a thoracic epidural drain during multilevel spinal fixation

Anjalee Brahmbhatt, Nick Hall, William Pierre Bradley

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Hypotension or bradycardia or both related to intracranial hypotension after craniotomy has been reported in the literature. However, such reports are uncommon with thoracic epidural drains. We describe a case in which application of high negative pressure suction to a thoracic epidural drain caused a sudden decrease in arterial blood pressure. (A A Case Reports 2013;1:62?3)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62 - 63
Number of pages2
JournalA&A Case Reports
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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