Case Report

Abducens nerve paralysis following spinal anesthesia: a case report


  • Mehmet İnce
  • Leyla İnce
  • Seda Özbek

Received Date: 02.03.2011 Accepted Date: 16.06.2011 Gulhane Med J 2012;54(2):175-177

Paralysis of cranial nerves is a very rare complication of lumbar puncture performed for anesthetic and diagnostic purposes, however sixth cranial nevre is most commonly affected because of its long intracranial course. In this report a case of sixth cranial nevre palsy developing after spinal anesthesia and resolving spontaneously after a follow up period of 9 weeks is presented, and management of this very rare complication is reviewed.

Keywords: Sixth cranial nevre, spinal anesthesia