Background: Postoperative Rhabdomyolysis (RM) is rare after neurosurgical procedures. Furthermore, it has not been observed after transnasal approaches. The authors report a case of idiopathic RM occurring after transnasal resection of a sincipital encephalocele. Case Description: A 32-year-old woman underwent a transnasal resection of a sincipital encephalocele after 6 years of intermittent clear nasal drainage. Postoperatively, she experienced severe back pain, peripheral neuropathy, associated with a markedly elevated creatinine kinase, and severe RM. The patient was treated with hydration and forced urine alkalization and treated symptomatically for her pain and neuropathy. She ultimately made a full recovery without complication. Conclusion: Rhabdomyolysis is a rare but known complication of neurosurgical procedures. We report the first known case report of RM after a transnasal procedure. Furthermore, a review of documented postneurosurgical cases of RM is presented and reveals that the causes and risk factors for this complication after neurosurgery are similar to those in other surgical subspecialties.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology