Air Embolus to Arachnoid Cyst as a Rare Delayed Complication of Intrathecal Medication Delivery A Case Report. Daniela Atencio, B.S.* John Gachiani, M.D.* Erich O. Richter, MD.*. *Department of Neurosurgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA. Introduction.
Daniela Atencio, B.S.*
John Gachiani, M.D.*
Erich O. Richter, MD.*
*Department of Neurosurgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
“Assessing Syndromes of Catheter Malfunction With SynchroMed Infusion Systems: The Value of Spiral Computed Tomography With Contrast Injection” Turner, Michael S. PMR Journal. 2010.
Several years later she presented with symptoms of loss of drug effect.
Catheter revision, repositioning the Catheter tip at a T9-T10 level.
Following epidural injection and myelogram, she presented with acute, severe neurologic decline.
Right Side Muscle Strength
Left Side Muscle Strength
Upper Extremities= 1
Lower Extremities= Absent.
*Incomplete sensory loss with a thoracic level