Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 1995 Feb;35(2):107-9.
Lumbar adhesive arachnoiditis following attempted epidural
Haisa T, Todo T, Mitsui I, Kondo T.
Department of Neurosurgery, International Medical Center of Japan,
A 30-year-old female experienced a sudden sharp pain radiating down to
the left leg from the lower back at epidural intubation for anesthesia
at childbirth. She continued to complain of pain in the left leg
afterwards. Magnetic resonance images demonstrated a conglomeration of
adherent nerve roots due to lumbar adhesive arachnoiditis.
Microsurgical dissection of adherent nerve
roots was performed. Her symptoms disappeared after surgery, but soon
recurred, being less severe and responsive to anti-inflammatory agents.
Lumbar adhesive arachnoiditis should be considered for differential
diagnosis in patients presenting with back and leg pain syndrome.
PMID: 7753309 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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