The authors describe a case of epidural hematoma in association with dextran infusion in a patient who had undergone a peripheral vascular operation with epidural analgesia. Possible mechanisms for the anticoagulant effect of dextran and guidelines for the use of anticoagulant therapy in patients undergoing epidural anesthesia are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Southern medical journal|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2003|
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