Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
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Spinal cord ischemia as intraoperatory complication in shoulder surgery positioned in beach chair: case report

Mercedes Power Esteban; Maria Lema Tomé; Rafael Ramos Fernandez; Beatriz García Bunger; Patricia Piñeiro Otero; Adoración Elvira Rodríguez

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Spinal cord infarction is an uncommon phenomenon, which can be caused by different etiologies, constituting a real diagnostic challenge which can lead to devastating consequences. General anesthesia in beach chair positioning with intraoperative hypotension in order to avoid surgical bleeding are associated with hypoperfusion and potential neurological ischemia-related complications. We present a case of spinal cord ischemia in the context of shoulder surgery in a beach chair position.


Spinal cord ischemia; Sitting position; Postoperative complication; Shoulder
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