epidural anaesthesia


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epidural anaesthesia

A form of local anaesthesia in which an anaesthetic drug is passed by way of a fine plastic tube into the space between the DURA MATER and the bony canal of the spine. This tube is passed in through a needle inserted between two of the lower bones of the spine. The method is popular for childbirth because it has no effect on the contractions of the womb (uterus) or on the respiratory centre of the baby.
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3 WITH spinal anaesthesia (lumbar puncture, epidural anaesthesia or sacral block) only the lower part of your body will be numbed to sensation and you'll remain conscious.
However, the pain experienced by patients from spinal anaesthesia appeared to be more than that from epidural anaesthesia, so this might be reduced by slow local anaesthetic infiltration.
We report a case of a pregnant patient who received a whole unit of ABO incompatible red blood cells and subsequently underwent a successful caesarean delivery under combined spinal epidural anaesthesia.
Her previous delivery, under epidural anaesthesia, had been by emergency caesarean section due to suspected foetal compromise.
Therefore, the chances of placing the needle in the subdural space may be greater than with epidural anaesthesia (20).
He was in normal sinus rhythm at the time of surgery, which was carried out under combined spinal epidural anaesthesia without adverse intraoperative event.