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Cranial nerve palsies due to incidental durotomy in lumbar Spine surgery: a case report

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We present a 65-year old man who underwent a partial laminectomy at L4. During surgery an incidental durotomy (ID) appeared. Postoperatively he developed cranial nerve palsies. Subsequent to surgical closure of the ID, symptoms completely resolved within three months.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Pages (from-to)599-601
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Research areas

  • Cranial nerve palsies, abducens nerve palsy, incidental durotomy, spine surgery

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