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2022 Sep 07

Reg Anesth Pain Med

Color flow Doppler in spinal ultrasound: a novel technique for assessment of catheter position in labor epidurals.


van den Bosch OFC, Gleicher Y, Arzola C, Siddiqui N, Downey K, Carvalho J C
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022 Sep 07.
PMID: 36215115.


Ultrasound is commonly used to facilitate epidural catheter placement. However, data are lacking regarding its potential to confirm its position in the epidural space. Our aim was to visualize flow in the epidural space of patients receiving epidural analgesia for labor using color flow Doppler ultrasound.