CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neuroanaesth Crit Care 2018; 05(02): 111-113
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1665545
Case Report
Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care

Unilateral Complete Ptosis after Scalp Block for Awake Craniotomy: A Rare Complication

Mohamad Hasyizan Hassan
1   Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia
,
Wan Mohd Nazaruddin Wan Hassan
1   Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia
,
Regunath Kandasamy
2   Department of Neuroscience, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia
,
Soon Eu Chong
3   Regenerative Medicine Cluster, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
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Funding None.
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Publication History

Received: 25 February 2018

Accepted: 28 May 2018

Publication Date:
23 June 2018 (online)

Abstract

A combination of scalp block and monitored anesthesia care (MAC) is one of the options among anesthetic techniques that can be used during an awake craniotomy for epilepsy surgery. Even though a scalp block is useful as locoregional analgesia during the surgery, it also has the potential to cause some complications. Trigeminocardiac reflex and transient facial nerve palsies have previously been reported following scalp block. The toxicity of local anesthetic agents and nerve injuries present other potential complications. However, complete unilateral ptosis is a rare complication after scalp block. We report a case of unilateral complete mechanical ptosis after a scalp block using ropivacaine 0.75% for an awake craniotomy for epilepsy surgery.