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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2008;55(4):490-493.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2008.55.4.490   
Pressure sore after Cesarean section under epidural anesthesia and analgesia: Two cases report.
A Reum Kim, Wan Ho Jo, Soo Chang Son
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. scson@cnu.ac.kr
Epidural anesthesia and analgesia provide a better outcome after major surgery. Several complications such as hypotension, motor block and dural puncture are well known. Epidural anesthesia and analgesia may also cause pressures sore in elderly and debilitated patients. Prolonged soft tissue compression results in discomfort and pain secondary to local ischemia in normal individuals. The presence of hypotension, hypothermia and the interruption of venous or lymphatic drainage of the lower extremities, as well as the lack of frequent repositioning, are all contributing factors to the development of pressure sore. We describe a pressure sore that occurred in two young and healthy parturients after epidural anesthesia and analgesia.
Key Words: complication; epidural anesthesia and analgesia; motor block; pressure sore


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