Serpell, M.G. (1996) High spinal block following an inadequate continuous spinal anaesthetic. European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 13 (5). pp. 530-533. ISSN 0265-0215 (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2346.1996.00002.x)
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A patient is presented who obtained only an L1 sensory block, which was inadequate for her procedure, from continuous spinal anaesthesia despite appropriate doses of 0.5% plain bupivacaine. She then developed a high spinal block after an epidural was sited and a test dose given in the sitting position. The possible mechanisms for this are discussed.
|Glasgow Author(s):||Serpell, Dr Michael|
|College/School:||College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine|
|Journal Name:||European Journal of Anaesthesiology|
|Published Online:||4 August 2006|