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Tag: Autonomic Hyperreflexia

Autonomic hyperreflexia after spinal cord injury managed successfully with intravenous lidocaine: a case report

Published: March 15, 2016

Abstract

Background
Some paraplegic patients may wish undergo some surgical procedures, like urological procedures, without anesthesia. However, these patients can develop autonomic hyperreflexia if cystoscopy is performed without anesthesia.

Case presentation
We present a case of severe autonomic hyperreflexia in a 44-year-old male with spinal cord injury at the level of T4 during urologic procedure under sedation and analgesia successfully treated with intravenous lidocaine.

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