What are the possible complications associated with surgery on the lumbar spine?

Nerve injury and paralysis bleeding inside the spinal column (extradural spinal haematoma) leaking of spinal fluid (incidental durotomy) accidental damage to the blood vessels that supply the spinal cord with blood. accidental damage to the nerves when they’re moved during surgery.

What are complications of a spinal?

A spinal cord injury can cause circulatory problems ranging from low blood pressure when you rise (orthostatic hypotension) to swelling of your extremities. These circulation changes can also increase your risk of developing blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolus.

Is herniated disc contraindication for epidural?

A simple herniated disk or laminectomy/diskectomy procedure does not normally exclude you from having a labor epidural or spinal anesthesia.

What is an epidural abscess?

An epidural abscess is an infection that forms in the space between your skull bones and your brain lining (intracranial epidural abscess). Quite often, it forms in the space between the bones of your spine and the lining membrane of your spinal cord (spinal epidural abscess).

What are the symptoms of a dural tear?

If a defect goes undetected or is not properly closed, the patient is likely to experience a postural headache with a combination of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, pain or tightness in the neck or back, dizziness, diplopia due to VI cranial nerve paresis, photophobia, tinnitus, etc.

What is the most common complication of spinal cord injury?

Pressure ulcers are a common complication following SCI. Good prevention requires identifying the individuals at risk for developing pressure ulcers[49]. Pressure ulcer is the most common long term complication in SCI.

What is the most serious complication of epidural analgesia?

The most common complications occurring with epidural analgesia are maternal hypotension and postdural puncture headache.

How do you diagnose an epidural abscess?

A spinal epidural abscess is an accumulation of pus in the epidural space that can mechanically compress the spinal cord. Diagnosis is by MRI or, if unavailable, myelography followed by CT. Treatment involves antibiotics and sometimes drainage of the abscess.

Is epidural abscess an emergency?

Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare, highly morbid, and often life-threatening, neurosurgical emergency characterized most often by a suppurative monomicrobial infection of the central nervous system, confined within the epidural space between the dura mater and the vertebral periosteum.