Rapid Communication| Volume 40, ISSUE 4, E9-E11, April 2005

Postoperative paraplegia secondary to the use of oxidized cellulose (Surgicel)


      Iatrogenic paraplegia after thoracic surgery is a devastating complication. In this report, the authors present a case of paraplegia in a toddler after the resection of a mediastinal neuroblastoma. In this case, the paraplegia was caused by spinal cord compression after migration of oxidized cellulose into the spinal canal.

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