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Spinal Anaesthesia : Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Vs. Morphine Sulfate


Spinal anaesthesia, also called spinal analgesia or sub-arachnoid block (SAB), is a form of regional anaesthesia involving injection of a local anaesthetic into the Subarachnoid space, generally through a fine needle, usually 3.5 inches (9 cm) long. For extremely obese patients, some anaesthesiologists prefer spinal needles which are seven inches (18 cm) long. The tip of the spinal needle has a point or small bevel. Recently pencil point needles have been made available (Whitacre, Sprotte, & others).

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