Accidental epidural injection of vecuronium

Anesth Analg. 2000 Dec;91(6):1550-1, TOC. doi: 10.1097/00000539-200012000-00046.


We report a case of accidental epidural injection of vecuronium in a female patient who underwent hemorrhoidectomy using epidural anesthesia. Because epidural injection of muscle relaxants may have serious side effects, immediate establishment of airway protection, monitoring of muscle relaxation, and follow-up for clinical signs of neurotoxicity are recommended.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anesthesia, Epidural*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intramuscular
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Medication Errors
  • Neuromuscular Nondepolarizing Agents / administration & dosage
  • Neuromuscular Nondepolarizing Agents / adverse effects*
  • Vecuronium Bromide / administration & dosage
  • Vecuronium Bromide / adverse effects*


  • Neuromuscular Nondepolarizing Agents
  • Vecuronium Bromide