High spinal block following an inadequate continuous spinal anaesthetic

Serpell, M.G. (1996) High spinal block following an inadequate continuous spinal anaesthetic. European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 13(5), pp. 530-533. (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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Serpell, Dr Michael
Authors: Serpell, M.G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Journal Name:European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Published Online:4 August 2006

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