oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Case study : an unusual cause of clotted blood in epidural catheter : case studies
|Article Title||Case study : an unusual cause of clotted blood in epidural catheter : case studies|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Author||S. Kiran and R. Taneja|
|Publication Date||Mar 2010|
|Pages||85 - 86|
|Keyword(s)||Blood, Epidural catheter, Epidural veins and IVC thrombus|
The failure of an epidural catheter after initially functioning well may be due to kinking, knotting or epidural catheter lumen blockage. The presence of blood in the epidural catheter is usually due to the catheter's traumatic placement or to intravascular migration. We describe an unusual cause of blood in the epidural catheter.
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