epidural anesthesia

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epidural anesthesia

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Regional anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic into the epidural space of the lumbar or sacral region of the spine.
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Noun1.epidural anesthesia - regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery
regional anaesthesia, regional anesthesia - loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth)
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Thoracic peridural anesthesia improves cardiac and gastrointestinal blood flow through the interruption of sympathetic thetic activity and dose-dependent mesenteric venodilation, and it is related to the length of the block.
Complications associated with intra-scalene block: Hemidiaphragmatic paresis (HDP) due to phrenic blockade occurs in 100 % of cases (1,6,8); the incidence of Horner's syndrome (stellate ganglion blockade) is 30%-50% (1,8); laryngeal nerve block occurs in 6%-30% of cases (1,8); and there have also been reports of spinal, subdural and epidural placement of the local anesthetic with total spinal or massive peridural anesthesia (8).
Using basic pulse oxymetry, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring and continuous DII EKG, lumbar peridural anesthesia was given with a cephalad epidural catheter, after the test dose was negative.