epidural block

epidural block
regional anesthesia produced by injection of the anesthetic agent into the epidural space. Injection may be between the vertebral spines, in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar region, or into the sacral hiatus, which is also known as caudal block (q.v.) or anesthesia. See also continuous epidural analgesia. Called also epidural anesthesia and peridural b. or anesthesia.

Production of epidural block by injection through the ligamentum flavum into the epidural space, the needle stopping just short of the dura.

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