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Neurological complications

Colin McCartney

in Principles and Practice of Regional Anaesthesia

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199586691
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191755507 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199586691.003.0004

Series: Oxford Textbooks in Anaesthesia

Neurological complications

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Neurological complications occur rarely after regional anaesthesia, but can be devastating to all involved. Careful patient selection and gentle block performance reduce risks considerably, and recent advances such as ultrasound scanning may allow new strategies to further reduce risk. If symptoms of injury do develop, prompt and thorough clinical assessment, investigation, treatment, and follow-up are vital to minimize the final degree of disability.

Chapter.  6525 words. 

Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Neurology

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