Accidental intradural injection during attempted epidural block -A case report-
Joo Sun Yun ; Seung Youn Kang ; Youn-Woo Lee ; Jong Bum Choi ; Jin Sun Cho
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol.60(3) : 205~208, 2011
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Several cases of accidental subdural injection have been reported, but only few of them are known to be accidental intradural injection during epidural block. Therefore we would like to report our experience of accidental intradural injection. A 68-year-old female was referred to our pain clinic due to severe metastatic spinal pain. We performed a diagnostic epidural injection at T9/10 interspace under the C-arm guided X-ray view. Unlike the usual process of block, onset was delayed and sensory dermatomes were irregular range. We found out a dense collection of localized radio-opaque contrast media on the reviewed X-ray findings. These are characteristic of intradural injection and clearly different from the narrow wispy bands of contrast in the subdural space.