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Korean J Pain. 2011 Mar;24(1):44-47. English. Case Report.
Lee SJ , Kim SH , Park SY , Kim MG , Jung BI , Ok SY .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Seoul, Korea.

We report a case of failed epidural anesthesia despite successful identification of the epidural space, loss of resistance technique, hanging drop method and drip infusion. This case evaluated the use of computed tomography to confirm epidural catheter position, which showed the catheter accidentally positioned at the T2 lamina. Because epidural anesthesia can even after successful procedure using standardized techniques such as loss of resistance, we recommend performing the procedure under fluoroscopic guidance to improve success rate and patient safety.

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