Broken spinal needle

Case report and review of the literature

Caroline Martinello, Ruby Rubio, Erin Hurwitz, Michelle Simon, Rakesh B. Vadhera

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Abstract

The occurrence of broken spinal and epidural needles has been reported. However, most case reports have focused primarily on prevention rather than on management. A broken spinal needle fragment was left in a patient before it was removed one month later due to back pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-324
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Epidural needle
  • Neuraxial anesthesia
  • Obstetrical anesthesia
  • Spinal anesthesia
  • Spinal needle breakage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Broken spinal needle : Case report and review of the literature. / Martinello, Caroline; Rubio, Ruby; Hurwitz, Erin; Simon, Michelle; Vadhera, Rakesh B.

In: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, Vol. 26, No. 4, 01.01.2014, p. 321-324.

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Martinello, Caroline ; Rubio, Ruby ; Hurwitz, Erin ; Simon, Michelle ; Vadhera, Rakesh B. / Broken spinal needle : Case report and review of the literature. In: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2014 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 321-324.
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