Does a mid-lumbar block level provide adequate anaesthesia for transurethral prostatectomy?

@article{Beers1994DoesAM,
  title={Does a mid-lumbar block level provide adequate anaesthesia for transurethral prostatectomy?},
  author={Richard Beers and Philip B Kane and Imad S. Nsouli and Detlef Krau\ss},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={1994},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={807-12}
}
In this prospective, randomized study, 23 patients having spinal anaesthesia for transurethral prostatectomy (TURP) were evaluated for the adequacy of their block using a visual analog pain score (VAPS). Each patient with a "standard" (> or = T10) block level (n = 5) or "intermediate" (L1 or T12) block level (n = 5) found the block adequate. Sixty-two… CONTINUE READING