Technical problems associated with the use of 32-gauge and 22-gauge spinal catheters.

@article{Silvanto1992TechnicalPA,
  title={Technical problems associated with the use of 32-gauge and 22-gauge spinal catheters.},
  author={Martti Silvanto and Mikko T Pitk{\"a}nen and Monty Tuominen and Per Henrik Rosenberg},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1992},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={295-9}
}
Interest in the use of continuous spinal anaesthesia (CSA) has recently increased because of the availability of new, extremely thin catheters. In this study the use of 32-gauge (G) catheters was compared with 22-G catheters in operations on the lower limb and for the administration of intrathecal morphine in the postoperative period in 42 elderly patients. CSA succeeded in 34 cases and 8 patients were anaesthetised with a single-shot spinal method. No general anaesthesia was needed. Technical… CONTINUE READING

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