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Successful subdural anesthesia for cesarean section and postoperative pain management.
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PMID:  15636991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Subdural catheterization is a well described, but uncommon complication of attempted epidural block. Aspiration of blood or cerebrospinal fluid and use of a test dose can help identify venous or subarachnoid catheter placement but do not rule out subdural catheter placement. An unexpected high level of sensory block with relative sparing of lower extremity motor function is a consistent feature of subdural block. This report describes the early identification of subdural placement of a catheter intended for the epidural space. We present radiologic confirmation of the catheter's location, and describe its use to provide successful anesthesia for cesarean section and postoperative analgesia.
Authors:
I Lowenwirt; A Citron; U Krishnamurthy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obstetric anesthesia     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0959-289X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-07     Completed Date:  2005-04-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200430     Medline TA:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-2     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Anesthesiology, The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, 56-45 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355, USA.
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