• Anaesthesia · Nov 2000

    Editorial Comment

    Logic in the safe practice of spinal anaesthesia.

    Spinal anaesthesia should not be performed above the L3/4 interspace if relying on surface anatomy to determine spinal level.

    pearl
    • F Reynolds.
    • Anaesthesia. 2000 Nov 1; 55 (11): 1045-6.

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    Spinal anaesthesia should not be performed above the L3/4 interspace if relying on surface anatomy to determine spinal level.

    Daniel Jolley  Daniel Jolley
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    "Anaesthetists may feel justified in using a high lumbar interspace for spinal anaesthesia when it is condoned by so many texts, but more caution must be exercised. The L2/3 interspace should not be an option, and several textbooks need to be re-written to allow for human variability."

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