Lumbosacral Fusion in a Patient with Recurring Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Acute Brachial Neuritis Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • A lumbar decompression and fusion with instrumentation was successfully completed on a patient with a history of acute brachial neuritis (ABN) and recurring Guillain Barré syndrome (GBS). Three weeks post-surgery there was a mild exacerbation of the GBS, which resolved with plasmapheresis. This case report shows that surgery may be conducted safely on a patient whose history includes GBS and ABN, without devastating neurological consequences.

publication date

  • June 1992