CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 228-231

Successful management of a broken epidural catheter!!!


Department of Anaesthesiology, LTMMC and LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Amruta Vinod Hippalgaonkar
Department of Anaesthesiology, LTMMC and LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.203029

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Breakage of epidural catheter though rare is a well-known but worrisome complication. Visualization of retained catheter is difficult even with modern radiological imaging techniques, and active surgical intervention might be necessary for removal of catheter fragment. We report such a case of breakage of an epidural catheter during its removal which led to surgical intervention.


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