Guillain-Barré syndrome in a patient with pancreatic cancer after an epidural-general anesthetic.

Autor(es): Bamberger Philip D.; Thys Daniel M.

Resumo: Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare occurrence in medicine and is probably rarer still as a postoperative complication. We report an uneventful operative course, during epidural-general anesthesia, in a patient undergoing pancreatectomy who presented with acute paralysis mimicking an acute cervical spinal cord syndrome or brachial plexus neuropathy. The signs and symptoms of right upper extremity paralysis occurred within 2 h postoperatively. Immediate work-up, which included magnetic resonance imaging, electromyography, and nerve conduction velocity studies, provided the diagnosis.

Imprenta: Anesthesia and Analgesia, v. 100, n. 4, p. 1197-1199, 2005

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1213/01.ANE.0000144826.77316.ED

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Clinical examination

Data de publicação: 2005