A simple test to confirm correct identification of the epidural space

Margaret Ann Wilson, Sheila Swartzman, Somayaji Ramamurthy

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Abstract

A simple test to confirm placement of a needle into the epidural space was tested in 25 patients. Changes in transmitted pressure in response to paravertebral compression when the needle was superficial to the epidural space were seen in all patients. No changes in pressure occurred with the needle in the epidural space. This test may increase the success rate of epidural analgesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-162
Number of pages5
JournalRegional Anesthesia
Volume8
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

Keywords

  • Epidural anesthesia
  • Epidural space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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