Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 434-

Epidural Catheter Breakage: A Dilemma


Deepanjali Pant1, Pradeep Jain2, Pravesh Kanthed3, Jayashree Sood4 
1 MD, Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, New Delhi - 110060, India
2 MD, Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, New Delhi - 110060, India
3 DA, DNB, Senior Resident, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, New Delhi - 110060, India
4 MD, FFARCS, PGDHHM, Senior Consultant, Chairperson, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, New Delhi - 110060, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepanjali Pant
Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, New Delhi - 110060.
India

Placement of an epidural catheter in epidural space is a routine practice for providing anaesthesia/analgesia in a myriad of surgical procedures and various painful conditions. Breakage of an epidural catheter, though rare, is a well-known complication. We present a case report of such an event and a comprehensive review of do«SQ»s and don«SQ»ts in this setting.


How to cite this article:
Pant D, Jain P, Kanthed P, Sood J. Epidural Catheter Breakage: A Dilemma.Indian J Anaesth 2007;51:434-434


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Pant D, Jain P, Kanthed P, Sood J. Epidural Catheter Breakage: A Dilemma. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Jul 28 ];51:434-434
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