Spinal anaesthesia for inguinal herniotomy in preterm infants sedated with nitrous oxide: a comparison of lumbar puncture in the lateral or sitting position.

@article{Vil2002SpinalAF,
  title={Spinal anaesthesia for inguinal herniotomy in preterm infants sedated with nitrous oxide: a comparison of lumbar puncture in the lateral or sitting position.},
  author={Ram{\'o}n Vil{\'a} and Josep Lloret and Francisca Munar and Joan Vinzo},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2002},
  volume={57 12},
  pages={1164-7}
}
This study compares spinal anaesthesia for inguinal herniotomy in preterm infants in the lateral or sitting position. Thirty patients were randomly divided into two equal groups. One hour before spinal anaesthesia, a eutetic mixture of local anaesthetic cream was applied to the lower lumbar spine. Sedation with nitrous oxide 50% in oxygen was given to all patients before and during induction of spinal anaesthesia, and throughout surgery. Lumbar punctures were performed at the L4-5 interspace… CONTINUE READING