Signs And Symptoms High Neuraxial Block In Obstetric Patients

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35-year-old female who is G3P2 with who underwent a spontaneous vaginal delivery. Epidural was place throughout labor. Anesthesia called to beside for clot retrieval after delivery. Patient was not tolerating exam. She was given a total of 15 mL of 3% Chloroprocaine in 5 mL intervals. Patient started to complain of bilateral paresthesias in her C8 distribution and became profoundly hypotensive. She had no sensation up to her T1 level and decreased grip strength. We will discuss early recognition, risk factors, and treatment of high neuraxial anesthesia blockade.


American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 21-25, 2022.