23/23 | Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Lumbosacral Epidural Anaesthesia in a Dog and its Complication – A Case Report

Tomáš Lipták, Jakub Fuchs, Nikolay Kozlov, Sergey Pozyabin, Bishal Bhattarai, and Mária Kuricová

University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, Komenského 73, 04001 Košice, Slovakia, and Moscow Veterinary Academy named after K.I. Skryabin, Akademika Skryabina street 23, Moscow, Russia

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal May 2023 : 100 (5) - pages 32 to 36
(Received: , Accepted: )


In this report, we present a rarely described case of anaesthetic complication in a 2-year-old intact female Shih Tzu, including clinical findings, magnetic resonance imaging results, and outcome. The dog was admitted to the hospital with paraplegia and lumbosacral pain, which we attributed to iatrogenic trauma resulting from epidural injection and accidental dural sac puncture.

Key Words: local anaesthesia, small animals, paralysis

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