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Open Medicine

formerly Central European Journal of Medicine

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Volume 6, Issue 5


Volume 10 (2015)

Inadvertent epidural infusion of paracetamol in an elderly patient

Marius Dehne
  • Department for Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Pain Therapy, Verbundkrankenhaus Bernkastel/Wittlich Koblenzer Str. 91, 54516, Wittlich, Germany
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Published Online: 2011-08-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-011-0066-5


A 76 year old patient underwent a laparoscopic rectal resection performed under thoracic epidural anaesthesia and general anaesthesia. He was inadvertently given 1 g of paracetamol epidural and reported a position-independent holocephalic headache one day later. A severe nausea and vomiting lead to a gastrointestinal bleeding. The last neurological examination after 3 months revealed no nausea, no headaches and no sensory disturbances.

Keywords: Paracetamol; Epidural application; Inadvertent

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Published Online: 2011-08-09

Published in Print: 2011-10-01

Citation Information: Open Medicine, Volume 6, Issue 5, Pages 595–597, ISSN (Online) 2391-5463, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-011-0066-5.

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