• Reg Anesth Pain Med · Nov 1998

    Case Reports

    An entrapped epidural catheter in a postpartum patient.

    • E F Jongleux, R Miller, and A Freeman.
    • Department of Anesthesiology, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus 43210, USA.
    • Reg Anesth Pain Med. 1998 Nov 1;23(6):615-7.

    Background And ObjectivesEpidural catheters are seldom difficult to remove from patients. In fact, a review of the literature demonstrates only a few cases pertaining to epidurals and the unusual complication of catheter entrapment.MethodsThis case report involves an uncomplicated obstetric patient who had an epidural placed for labor and in whom multiple attempts were needed to remove the catheter.

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