Generalized seizures and Transient contralateral hemiparesis
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A retrobulbar block is a local anesthetic technique widely used for intraocular surgery. Although retrobulbar anesthesia is considered to be relatively safe, a number of serious adverse events have been reported. To our knowledge, immediate onset of generalized seizures with contralateral hemiparesis after retrobulbar anesthesia has not been reported.We present a case in which generalized tonic-clonic seizures developed during retrobulbar anesthesia with ropivacaine, followed by transient contralateral hemiparesis and we discuss the possible mechanisms of central nervous system spread of the anesthetic agent......

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