[Guillain-Barré syndrome secondary to cranial surgery: direct or fortuitous relationship?]

Neurochirurgie. 2005 Dec;51(6):604-6. doi: 10.1016/s0028-3770(05)83637-9.
[Article in French]


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Electromyography
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Neurosurgical Procedures / adverse effects*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*