Epidural volume expansion: is there a ceiling effect?

  title={Epidural volume expansion: is there a ceiling effect?},
  author={Nur Doganci and Alparslan Apan and {\"O}zlem Tekin and Cetin Kaymak},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  volume={76 5},
AIM The optimal volume of epidural saline administration on spinal anesthesia is not clear. The aim of this study was therefore to evaluate the block characteristics of 5, 10, 15, and 20 mL epidural saline after spinal anesthesia. METHODS This prospective, randomized double-blind study was conducted in the operation room setting of a university hospital. Seventy-five healthy adult patients electively undergoing limb surgery under regional anesthesia were investigated. Spinal anesthesia was… CONTINUE READING