oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Case study : an unusual cause of clotted blood in epidural catheter : case studies

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



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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