Serotonin Syndrome Following Tramadol and Gabapentin Use After Spine Surgery

EKŞİ M. Ş. , Turgut V. U. , Ozcan-Eksi E. E. , GÜNGÖR A. , Turgut F. N. T. , PAMİR M. N.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.126, pp.261-263, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 126
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.03.092
  • Title of Journal : WORLD NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-263


BACKGROUND: Serotonin syndrome (SS) is a common disease entity and could result in death if missed. The incidence of SS is underestimated due to misdiagnosis of many cases, especially the ones with less severe presentation. Many medications have been depicted as the source of SS. We present a case of SS in a patient who received intravenous tramadol and oral gabapentin as pain management after spine surgery.