A 36-year-old male patient was scheduled to undergo ureteroscopic lithotomy because of left ureteral stone under spinal anesthesia. After receiving a renewed spinal anesthesia with 8 mg tetracaine to compensate for the first attempt (with 10 mg tetracaine), which proved to be a failure, he was soon seized with episodic seizure attacks. Central nervous system toxicity of the local anesthetic might be the cause of the seizure. We brought forward this case for discussion for warning that the possibility of systemic toxicity of local anesthetic might exist despite a seemingly undisputable spinal anesthesia.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta anaesthesiologica Sinica|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Jun|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine