Epidural anesthesia

 

Neuraxial anesthetic blockade which is done through the epidural space available below S2 in the spinal canal of the vertebral column. It is used mostly in child delivery.

This space exists outside the meninges and specifically outside the dura. It is found in an expanded form below S2 where the filium terminale ends and the dura merges with S2. Below the level the space is an expanded epidural space, which can be used for epidural anesthesia for operations on the perineum and especially during parturition. This space is placed between the last sacral segment and the first coccygeal one (S5-Co1). The needle passes through  the following

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Skin

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Fascia

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Posteror sacrococcygeal ligament

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Sacral hiatus

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Sacral canal


 

Spinal cord: 1 conus medullaris 2 lumbar cistern (subarachnoid space) 3 filium terminale 4 dura mater 5 coccygeal ligament 6 spinal cord

Other anesthetic methods

Epidural anesthesia
General anesthesia
Dissociative anesthesia
Inhalational anesthesia
Local anesthesia
Regional anesthesia
Spinal blockade
TIVA
Intravenous regional anesthetic block (upper limb)

Intravenous anesthesia

 

Epidural space
Lumbar puncture

 

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