Differential Diagnoses of Aphasia Following Combined Spinal Epidural

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We present a case of a 37-year-old female G2P1001 with a history of postpartum psychosis, previous suicide attempt, chronic transverse sinus thrombosis (diagnosed at 22 weeks) on therapeutic Lovenox, and fetal muscular VSD, who presented for a C-section. The indication for C-section was failed induction. The patient elected for spinal anesthesia. Following spinal anesthesia, patient was noted to have expressive aphasia which necessitated stroke team activation. Here, we discuss the differential diagnoses of aphasia following spinal anesthesia.


American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 12-16, 2023, San Francisco, CA