A broken catheter in the epidural space.


The Arrow FlexTip epidural catheter has reinforced coiled stainless steel wire, which facilitates its insertion and is less likely to puncture the blood vessels. However, as compared with non-reinforced, reinforced epidural catheters are more vulnerable to break. We report a case from Saudi Arabia on a retained fragment of a broken epidural catheter. Measures to prevent this mishap and its management are discussed.

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@article{Anwari2014ABC, title={A broken catheter in the epidural space.}, author={Jamil S. Anwari and Yahya Al-Wahbi and Saleh Al-Nahdi}, journal={Neurosciences}, year={2014}, volume={19 2}, pages={138-41} }