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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2003 October;162(5):129-32

Copyright © 2003 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Low molecular weight heparin and paraplegia. A case report and a review of the literature

Safar H. A. 1, Mosawi A. A. 1, Farid E. K. 1, Asfar S. 1, 2

1 Vascular Surgery Unit, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Safat, Kuwait; 2 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait


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We ­describe a ­case of par­a­ple­gia fol­low­ing spi­nal anaesthe­sia and low molec­u­lar ­weight hep­ar­in (Frax­ip­a­rine) admin­is­tra­tion. A ­review of the cur­rent lit­er­a­ture on the inci­dence, pres­en­ta­tion, ­risk fac­tors, pathoph­y­sio­lo­gy, and man­age­ment of anti­co­ag­u­lant ther­a­py and spi­nal anaesthe­sia is ­made.

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