Factors influencing epidural catheter migration.


The incidence and amount of migration of epidural catheters was investigated in a prospective randomised study of 153 women who required analgesia in labour. Inward or outward migration occurred in 36% of patients. Inward migration by 1-3 cm occurred in 21 (13.7%) patients and outward migration by 1 cm or more occurred in 34 (22.2%); three (2%) catheters… (More)


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