Regional Anaesthesia for Lumbar Laminectomy- Case Series

Regional Anaesthesia for Lumbar Laminectomy- Case Series

Idehen H O, Agbonkhese G, ⃰ Obeta E C, Imarengiaye C O

Depts of Anaesthesiology and ⃰ Neurosurgery University of Benin Teaching Hospital Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

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The use of central neuraxial anaesthesia for lumbar laminectomy is evolving in our centre with its attendant advantages like decrease in intraoperative blood loss, peri-operative cardiac ischemic incidents, postoperative hypoxic episodes, arterial and venous thrombosis, and it provides longer/ adequate postoperative pain control. Nonetheless, blindness a possible complication under general anaesthesia is preventable with regional anaesthesia, this is because patient is awake and there is no restriction in neck movement. This case series helps to provide feasibility of lumbar laminectomy under central neuraxial anaesthesia (spinal, epidural and combined spinal epidural anaesthesia).

Keywords: Central Neuraxial Block, Laminectomy, Lumbar

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Idehen H O, Agbonkhese G, Obeta E C, Imarengiaye C O. Regional Anaesthesia for Lumbar Laminectomy- Case Series. International Journal of Case Reports, 2019 4:73. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2019-03-0206


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