Letter to Editor

Multiple kinking in a single epidural catheter; rare complication or a defect in the catheter?

Abstract

This a case of multiple kinks observed in an epidural cather placed in a paediatric patient. There have been reports mentioning two or three kinks in an epidural catheter, but we found a particularly rare scenario in which six kinks could be appreciated in the epidural catheter. 

 

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IssueVol 7 No 3 (2021): Summer QRcode
SectionLetter to Editor
Published2021-07-31
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/aacc.v7i3.6914
Keywords
Epidural catheter malpositioned epidural kinked epidural paediatric epidural

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Dhar M, Anilakumari D, Shajahan MS, Gupta V. Multiple kinking in a single epidural catheter; rare complication or a defect in the catheter?. Arch Anesth & Crit Care. 2021;7(3):199-200.