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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1990;23(1):88-94.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1990.23.1.88   
Hazards of Epidural Catheterization.
Un Seok Roh, Gong Lae Cho, Nam Jin Huh, Sang Hwa Lee, Bong Il Kim
Department of Anesthesiology, Catholic Hospital, Taegu, Korea.
Since the epidural catheterization has been widely used for the purpose of anesthesia, diagnosis and pain control, there are various undesirable complications and hazards through the technical procedure or catheterization itself. Authors have experienced several hazards of location of the epidural catheter tip which were detected by epidurography performed the 1st. or 2nd. postoperative day with 50% Angiograffin. Hazards were as follows; 1) Single air bubble in the epidural space. 2) Inappropriate placement of the catheter tip. 3) Kinking of catheter in the epidural space. 4) Intravascular placement of the catheter.
Key Words: Epidural catheterization; Hazards


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