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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1993;26(5):1066-1069.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1993.26.5.1066   
A Case of Brachial Plexus Block in a Patient with Multiple Sclerosis.
Hyun Sook Jung, Sung Hee Kang, Kyung Han Kim, Tae Ho Chang, Se Hwan Kim
Department of Anesthesiology, Kosin Medical College, Pusan, Korea.
Abstract
Multiple sclerosis is an acquired, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system Clinically, it is characterized by episodes of focal disorder of the optic nerves, spinal cord, and brain, which remit to a varying extent and recur over a period of many years. Because of the possibilities of neurologic exacerbation, general anesthesia is usually recommended, while spinal anesthesia is discouraged. Epidural anesthesia may be less of a risk than spinal anesthesia, because the concentration of local anesthetic in spinal cord white matter is lower. Other regional anesthesia is not likely to predispose postoperative exacerbation of multiple sclerosis, but a controlled study has not been performed. A 17 year-old female patient with advanced multiple sclemsis was successfully managed for internal fixation of ulnar fracture using brachial plexus block. The patient recovered well after block without any aggravation of neurologic symptoms.
Key Words: Multiple sclerosis; Brachial plexus block


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