Thromboprophylaxis and neuraxial anesthesia.

Abstract

Spinal hematoma is a rare and potentially catastrophic complication of spinal or epidural anesthesia. Risk factors include traumatic needle/catheter placement, sustained anticoagulation in an indwelling neuraxial catheter, and catheter removal during therapeutic levels of anticoagulation. Generally, a patient's coagulation status should be optimized at the… (More)

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