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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-38

Possible causes of seizure after spine surgery

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran, Iran
2 Children`s Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Hackensack University of Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, USA

Correspondence Address:
Farideh Nejat
Children`s Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.66661

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Seizure after laminectomy for spinal procedure is very rare and has not been reported after lipomyelomeningocele surgery beforehand. Here, two cases of seizure following laminectomy for lipomyelomeningocele are reported. The exact etiology of the event is unknown but anesthetic material, pneumocephalus, intracranial hypotension subsequent to cerebrospinal fluid leakage after spinal procedures, spinal-induced seizure and the potential toxic effect of fat molecules could be considered.


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