Aditya Choudhary et al. Froin Syndrome. 1Aditya Choudhary, 2Manoj K Goyal, 3Manish Modi, 4Kanchan K Mukherjee, 5Chirag K Ahuja, 6Vivek Lal. Georges Froin (–), a French physician practising at the turn of the century, was the first to describe the xanthochromia and marked coagulation of. Froin Syndrome is characterized with xanthochromic CSF, high CSF protein content, complete blockage of CSF circulation. We reported our case of Froin.

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Because the patient wished to maintain alertness during the operation, it was planned to perform the surgery under spinal anesthesia.

Incidental Finding of Froin Syndrome during Spinal Anesthesia in a 72-Year-Old Patient

InMax Nonne explained spinal cord blockage related with high protein content. Scleromalacia perforans in rheumatoid arthritis. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Orphaned articles from January All orphaned articles Infobox medical condition new All stub articles. Froin’s syndrome — coexistence of xanthochromiahigh protein level and marked coagulation of cerebrospinal fluid CSF. Indian J Med Sci.

On physical examination, the patient was afebrile with paraparesis, his knee and ankle reflexes were absent, and a sensory level could not be established. In Froin’s syndrome, blockage of the spinal canal and stagnation of the CSF develops due to an obstructing inflammatory or neoplastic lesion.


Pseudo-Froin’s syndrome, xanthochromia with high protein level of cerebrospinal fluid

Interruption of the spinal canal and stagnation of the CSF by a neoplastic mass or herniated disc contribute to the sequestered CSF circulation and the high protein content of the CSF. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. In Pseudo-Froin’s syndrome, high protein levels are also observed in the CSF, and patients complain of back pain and sciatica.

Pseudo-Froin’s syndrome has been described as stagnation of the CSF distal to a spinal block due to spinal disc bulging or tumors [ 1 ]. Related articles ffoin PubMed [Computer-aided diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease based on the stacked deep polynomial networks ensemble learning framework].

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Cell count, cytology, electrophoresis, and culture of the CSF were performed. Therefore, a tumor of the spine was a suspicious cause of the xanthochromia, and CSF evaluation was performed immediately after CSF collection.

In case of detecting abnormal CSF appearance in the course of lumbar punction done for spinal anesthesia, CSF samples should be sent to biochemistry and microbiology laboratories.

Picture is taken immediately after the CSF collection. The patient had suffered from paraplegia for 20 years because of a thoracic spine burst fracture Syncrome and dislocation.

He had undergone operative correction to maintain the curvature of the spine. Ependymoma of the cervical spinecompletely obscurating the spinal canal.

Similar to Ysndrome case of Pseudo-Froin’s syndrome, with a large bulging disc in the lumbar spine, this case showed xanthochromia, high protein content, marked coagulation of the CSF, and dry tapping without spinal meningitis, malignancy, or abscess. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.


Microbiology results were normal. CSF is normally clear and colorless. His lumbar syndrme revealed a yellow cerebrospinal fluid CSF that became instantly gelatinous Figure 1A.

Cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the CSF rise in tuberculous meningitis, pyogenic meningitis, viral encephalitis, and hydrocephalus. At the time of his admission, the patient’s vital signs were stable and all laboratory findings including pulmonary function tests and arterial blood gas analysis were within normal limits.

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It is caused by meningeal irritation e. High protein content of CSF has many reasons. The CSF studies were performed within 30 min after collection of the fluid.

We obtained cranial and spinal MRI in order to support the diagnosis. The patient was referred to neurosurgery clinic after he and his relatives had been informed. No specific problems such as headache, reflex tachycardia, or sweating synerome observed in the perioperative period.

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