Outcome of accidental spinal potassium chloride injection


#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Dias, J., Lages, N., Marinho, A., Maria, L., Tinoco, J., Vieira, D. and Correia, C. (2013) Accidental spinal potassium chloride injection successfully treated with spinal lavage. Anaesthesia. November 13th. [epub ahead of print].


We describe the management of a 62-year-old man who developed severe pain, cramps, paraplegia and pulmonary oedema after the accidental administration of potassium chloride into the subarachnoid space. In addition to supportive treatment, we performed cerebrospinal fluid lavage with saline 0.9%. The patient recovered well without any permanent injury.

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