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Isolated transient diplopia and nystagmus after spinal anesthesia

Isolated transient diplopia and nystagmus after spinal anesthesia J Anesth (2013) 27:643–644 DOI 10.1007/s00540-013-1575-y LETTE R T O T HE EDI T OR Go ¨ kcen Basaranoglu Leyla Saidoglu Received: 25 July 2012 / Accepted: 3 February 2013 / Published online: 28 February 2013 Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 2013 Keywords Spinal  Diplopia  Anesthesia right. Direct, indirect light reflex, and cranial computerized tomography examination were normal. The patient was given caffeine 50 mg and theophylline medication per os To the Editor: three times per day. On the fourth postoperative day, dip- Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a common lopia was decreased. After 7 days, diplopia and nystagmus complication of spinal anesthesia. Tinnitus, diplopia, and were completely resolved. photophobia may accompany PDPH. We report isolated In the differential diagnosis of diplopia cornea, lens, diplopia and nystagmus without any other subjective muscle, optic nerve, and brain problems must be consid- symptom after spinal anesthesia. ered. Myasthenia gravis, Guillain–Barre ´ syndrome, multi- A 32-year-old man (ASA I), 165 cm in height and 65 kg ple sclerosis, and other muscle disorders for the differential in weight, was scheduled for elective unilateral varicose diagnosis of diplopia were excluded with neurological stripping. The laboratory evaluation and coagulation tests consultation. Our patient had http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Anesthesia Springer Journals

Isolated transient diplopia and nystagmus after spinal anesthesia

Journal of Anesthesia , Volume 27 (4) – Feb 28, 2013

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Anesthesiology; Pain Medicine; Intensive / Critical Care Medicine; Emergency Medicine
ISSN
0913-8668
eISSN
1438-8359
DOI
10.1007/s00540-013-1575-y
pmid
23455700
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Abstract

J Anesth (2013) 27:643–644 DOI 10.1007/s00540-013-1575-y LETTE R T O T HE EDI T OR Go ¨ kcen Basaranoglu Leyla Saidoglu Received: 25 July 2012 / Accepted: 3 February 2013 / Published online: 28 February 2013 Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 2013 Keywords Spinal  Diplopia  Anesthesia right. Direct, indirect light reflex, and cranial computerized tomography examination were normal. The patient was given caffeine 50 mg and theophylline medication per os To the Editor: three times per day. On the fourth postoperative day, dip- Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a common lopia was decreased. After 7 days, diplopia and nystagmus complication of spinal anesthesia. Tinnitus, diplopia, and were completely resolved. photophobia may accompany PDPH. We report isolated In the differential diagnosis of diplopia cornea, lens, diplopia and nystagmus without any other subjective muscle, optic nerve, and brain problems must be consid- symptom after spinal anesthesia. ered. Myasthenia gravis, Guillain–Barre ´ syndrome, multi- A 32-year-old man (ASA I), 165 cm in height and 65 kg ple sclerosis, and other muscle disorders for the differential in weight, was scheduled for elective unilateral varicose diagnosis of diplopia were excluded with neurological stripping. The laboratory evaluation and coagulation tests consultation. Our patient had

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Published: Feb 28, 2013

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