Accidental epidural administration of succinylcholine

Anesth Analg. 2006 Apr;102(4):1139-40. doi: 10.1213/01.ane.0000198636.22059.f0.


We report a case of accidental epidural of succinylcholine injection. A prolonged onset and a longer duration of neuromuscular blockade were observed compared with IV administration. No neurological or cardiovascular side effects or other symptoms of local or systemic toxicity were observed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Injections, Epidural
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / methods
  • Male
  • Medication Errors* / adverse effects
  • Medication Errors* / prevention & control
  • Succinylcholine / administration & dosage*
  • Succinylcholine / adverse effects


  • Succinylcholine