Cauda Equina Syndrome Following an Epidural Lysis Procedure: A Case Report

Yasemin Turan, Canan Yıldırım, Elif Aydın, Engin Taştaban, Ömer Faruk Şendur
2017 Meandros Medical and Dental Journal  
Anah tarKe li me ler Epidural lizis, kauda ekina sendromu, rehabilitasyon Abstract Epidural lysis is known to be one of the therapy methods used following an unsuccessful low back surgery. Despite its proven effectiveness, several complications associated with epidural lysis procedure have been reported. The most common complications are dural perforation, breaking of the catheter and infections. Cauda equina syndrome is a rare complication seen after epidural lysis. A 51-year-old female
more » ... ning of lower back pain for six years underwent an epidural lysis procedure at the lumbar 3-4-5 level. Following the procedure, the patient was not able to walk due to weakness starting in both lower extremities, besides, she had fecal and urinary incontinence. After being diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome, a rehabilitation program was administered. After three months, the patient was ambulant with a bilateral dynamic carbon fiber ankle foot orthoses and a walker. It should be kept in mind that serious complications such as cauda equina syndrome, which may considerably affect the patients' quality of life in a negative way, might develop after an epidural lysis procedure.
doi:10.4274/meandros.2183 fatcat:46v25ro45vb3vawwpzrfn643ri