Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : January | Volume : 11 | Issue : 1 | Page : UD01 - UD02

Visible Evidence of Lumbar Epidural Catheter Misplacement–A Critical Incident Case Report UD01-UD02

Rajkiran Shah, Beena Butala, Geeta Parikh, Rajesh Pargi

Dr. Rajkiran Shah,
Type B/4/3, GSECL Colony, TPS Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar-382041, Gujarat India.

One of the causes of failed epidurals is catheter misplacement. Though various techniques of epidural space identification have been developed, none of them is 100% successful. Here, we present a case of lumbar epidural catheter misplacement in a patient scheduled to undergo right sided open nephrectomy. Catheter was found in the surgical field coming out of psoas major muscle.