Spinal anaesthesia

Amy L. K. Sadler, Paul D. W. Fettes

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Abstract

Spinal anaesthesia involves the injection of local anaesthetic solution into the intrathecal space. It is a widely practiced anaesthetic technique that can provide surgical anaesthesia for procedures below the umbilicus. Due to the proximity of the central nervous system, safe practice is of paramount importance and requires a good understanding of relevant anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. Complications are rare but need to be recognized and managed rapidly and appropriately.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-610
Number of pages4
JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Volume19
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

Keywords

  • Local anaesthetics
  • regional anaesthesia
  • spinal anaesthesia
  • spinal cord
  • subarachnoid space

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