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Inadvertent epidural infusion of paracetamol in an elderly patient

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From the journal Open Medicine


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.

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Published Online: 2011-8-9
Published in Print: 2011-10-1

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