, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 87-90
Date: 21 Jul 2010

‘Tonic clonic seizure’ secondary to lumbar spine surgery: a case report

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As the average life expectancy is prolonged and the quality of life improves, interest in lumbar spinal stenosis is increasing. Surgical therapy is conducted if there is no symptomatic improvement after an appropriate conservative treatment. However, even after a surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis, various complications, such as infections and dysfunctions in the cardiovascular or nervous system, can occur. Among the various complications, a postoperative seizure is not very common. Although they can be caused by drugs if the patient has an internal disease, particularly a hypofunction in the renal system or an immunologic anomaly, it occurs rarely without a history or an internal problem. The authors experienced a case of tonic clonic seizure secondary to lumbar spine surgery, and report it in this paper with a review of literature.