Spinal cord infarction following abdominal surgery and postoperative epidural analgaesia

Abdullah Al-Asmi, Rosanna John, Ramachandiran Nandhagopal*, Povathoor C. Jacob, Karin Nollain, Rajeev Jain

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Ischemic infarction is a rare cause of acute myelopathy. We report the case of a young woman admitted to Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman, who developed extensive spinal cord infarction in the setting of surgical evacuation and packing of liver haematoma and post-operative epidural analgesia. She had no vascular risk factors for stroke. The vascular mechanism underlying ischemic myelopathy and the relationship to abdominal surgery and epidural analgesia are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-400
Number of pages5
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • Abdominal surgery
  • Case report
  • Epidural analgesia
  • Liver hematoma
  • Liver packing
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Myelopathy
  • Oman
  • Radiculomedullary artery
  • Spinal cord infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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