Adverse reactions to intrathecal saline injection for control of pain.

J. T. Lucas, T. B. Ducker, P. L. Perot

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Abstract

The authors report the results of a questionnaire regarding the use of hypertonic saline for the control of pain. Of 2105 patients so treated, nearly 11% had an adverse temporary symptom or sign, reported as an untoward reaction; slightly over 1% suffered a significant morbidity, of which paraplegia or quadriplegia was by far the most common, and two patients died (0.1%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-561
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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