Spinal Anesthesia

Spinal anesthesia also called spinal block, subarachnoid block, intradural block and intrathecal block, is a form of neuraxial regional anaesthesia involving the injection of a local anaesthetic or opioid into the subarachnoid space, generally through a fine needle, usually 9 cm (3.5 in) long. Complications of spinal blockade are often divided into major and minor complications. Reassuringly, most major complications are rare. Minor complications, however, are common and therefore should not be dismissed. Minor complications include nausea, vomiting, mild hypotension, shivering, itch, hearing impairment, and urinary retention. The local anesthetic agents most commonly employed for spinal anesthesia

  • Lidocaine
  • Tetracaine
  • Bupivacaine

Related Conference of Surgery