Surgical treatment of a broken neuroplasty catheter in the epidural space: a case report

@inproceedings{Kim2016SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of a broken neuroplasty catheter in the epidural space: a case report},
  author={Tae Hyun Kim and Jun Jae Shin and Woo Yong Lee},
  booktitle={Journal of Medical Case Reports},
  year={2016}
}
BackgroundPercutaneous epidural neuroplasty with a Racz catheter is widely used to treat radicular pain caused by spinal stenosis or a herniated intervertebral disc. The breakage or shearing of an epidural catheter, particularly a percutaneous epidural neuroplasty catheter, is reported as a rare complication. There has been a controversy over whether surgical removal of a shorn epidural catheter is needed. Until now, only three cases related to sheared Racz neuroplasty catheters have been… CONTINUE READING
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