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2021 May

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


A case report of arthroscopic surgery under extended spinal anesthesia for 402 minutes, assisted by monitored anesthesia care.



Surgical spinal anesthesia is usually maintained for approximately 3 h with bupivacaine, but it is difficult to accurately predict the duration of surgery for each case. When an operation continues for an extended duration, regression of spinal anesthesia often leads to general anesthesia. Here we present a case of extended spinal anesthesia assisted by monitored anesthesia care.