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Thoracic and lumbar extradural structure examined by extraduroscope.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9813508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We examined the extradural space using a flexible extraduroscope in 113 patients undergoing extradural anaesthesia. Patients were classified into two groups to receive either thoracic or lumbar extradural anaesthesia as needed for perioperative analgesia. The extraduroscopy showed that the thoracic extradural space becomes widely patent after injecting a given amount of air and that the amount of fatty and fibrous connective tissue is less in the thoracic extradural space compared with the lumbar extradural space. We suggest that differences between the structure of these two vertebral regions may affect the spread of local anaesthetics in the extradural space.
Authors:
T Igarashi; Y Hirabayashi; R Shimizu; K Saitoh; H Fukuda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0007-0912     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Anaesth     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-17     Completed Date:  1998-11-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372541     Medline TA:  Br J Anaesth     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesiology, Jichi Medical School, Tochigi-ken, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adipose Tissue / anatomy & histology
Adult
Aged
Air
Anesthesia, Epidural*
Anthropometry
Connective Tissue / anatomy & histology
Endoscopy
Epidural Space / anatomy & histology*,  blood supply
Fiber Optic Technology
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Regional Blood Flow

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