Epidural hematoma is a rare but potentially devastating complication of epidural anesthesia. We report a case of an epidural hematoma in an ambulatory surgical patient who received epidural anesthesia in the presence of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and low molecular weight heparin. The patient developed symptoms of an epidural hematoma after hospital discharge. An emergency decompressive laminectomy was performed, and the patient regained full motor and sensory function.
- Anesthesia, ambulatory
- hematoma, epidural
- heparin, low molecular weight
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine