Guillain-Barre syndrome secondary to cranial surgery: direct or fortuitous relationship?

A. Foubert-Samier, G. Penchet, F. Yekhlef, G. Lemasson, I. Sibon
Neurochirurgie. 2005-12-01; 51(6): 604-606
DOI: 10.1016/S0028-3770(05)83637-9

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Foubert-Samier A(1), Penchet G, Yekhlef F, Lemasson G, Sibon I.

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(1)Fédération des Neurosciences Cliniques, Hôpital Pellegrin, CHU, Bordeaux.

The Guillain-Barré syndrome, an acute polyradiculonevritis (PRN), usually
appears after a post-infectious immuno-allergic reaction. We report a case of
acute PRN following cranial surgery. Post-surgical Guillain-barré syndrome is
rarely described. We reviewed the pathophysiological mechanisms possibly
involved in this disease that have to be evoked in patients with abnormal
post-surgical neurological symptoms.


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