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What is the objective test if you suspect the anesthetic from epidural migrated into subdural space and caused profound muscle weakness?

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology

In brief: Nothing certain

Can be found objectively.
Residual anesthetic will have dissipated quickly and then been metabolized. Profound muscle weakness immediately following epidural placement is suggestive, but not confirmatory. Also, systemic signs of decreased BP and breathing difficulties might also have ocurred.

In brief: Nothing certain

Can be found objectively.
Residual anesthetic will have dissipated quickly and then been metabolized. Profound muscle weakness immediately following epidural placement is suggestive, but not confirmatory. Also, systemic signs of decreased BP and breathing difficulties might also have ocurred.
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Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: See neurologist

If the problem is acute, please go to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible.
You need to be evaluated by the neurologist.

In brief: See neurologist

If the problem is acute, please go to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible.
You need to be evaluated by the neurologist.
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