Title

Nitrous oxide induced sub-acute combined degeneration of spinal cord: a case report.

Document Type

Article

Abstract

We report a patient who developed signs and symptoms of a myelopathy after exposure to nitrous oxide. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the cervical spinal cord disclosed hyperintensities of the dorsal columns on T2 weighted images suggesting sub-acute combined degeneration.

Keywords

Anesthetics, Inhalation, Cervical Vertebrae, Epistaxis, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Nitrous Oxide, Postoperative Complications, Spinal Cord Diseases

Medical Subject Headings

Anesthetics, Inhalation; Cervical Vertebrae; Epistaxis; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Male; Middle Aged; Nitrous Oxide; Postoperative Complications; Spinal Cord Diseases

Publication Date

6-1-2008

Publication Title

Electromyography and clinical neurophysiology

ISSN

0301-150X

Volume

48

Issue

5

First Page

225

Last Page

228

PubMed ID

18754532

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