Combined Spinal & Epidural Block
Spinal anesthesia is typically used for surgical procedures on the lower body. Epidural anaesthesia, by contrast, involves inserting an epidural needle into the space just outside the spinal cord. This technique reduces or removes pain felt below this level and decreases sensation in these areas.
Size: 25G x 110 mm & 16G x 80 mm
The combined spinal and epidural anaesthesia technique is a regional anaesthetic technique that involves the administration of anaesthesia to the spinal cord and nerves as well as the epidural space. This technique provides both surgical and analgesic benefits, and is often used for major surgery such as Cesarean sections, hip replacements, and abdominal surgeries. The main advantage of this technique is that it allows for a more precise delivery of anaesthesia to the target area while sparing other areas of the body from unwanted effects.
There are several advantages and disadvantages to each type of regional anaesthesia, and the best option for a given patient depends on many factors. Here, we compare CS/EP with spinal and epidural anaesthesia and analgesia, in terms of their efficacy, side effects, and other important considerations. Efficacy: CS/EP is generally more effective than either spinal or epidural anaesthesia alone, due to the combined effect of the two types of anaesthesia. The main advantage of CS/EP over spinal anaesthesia is that it provides better pain relief during labour and delivery. The main advantage of CS/EP over epidural anaesthesia is that it has a faster onset and provides more reliable pain relief. Side effects: Spinal and epidural anaesthesia can both cause side effects such as hypotension, nausea, and vomiting. CS/EP may also cause these side effects, but they are typically less severe with this technique. Other considerations: In some cases, patients may not be suitable candidates for either spinal or epidural anaesthesia due to medical conditions such as obesity or pregnancy-induced hypertension. In these cases, CS/EP may be the best option.
There are three main types of regional anaesthesia: spinal, epidural and combined. Combined spinal and epidural anaesthesia (CSEA) is a technique that combines both spinal and epidural anaesthesia to provide anesthesia for surgery. Spinal anaesthesia is when medication is injected into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) around the spinal cord to numb the area below the injection site. Epidural anaesthesia is when medication is injected into the space around the spinal cord to numb the area below the injection site. Combined spinal and epidural anaesthesia is a technique that combines both spinal and epidural anaesthesia to provide anesthesia for surgery.
The advantages of CSEA include:
-It provides anesthesia for surgery with less risk of complications than general anesthesia
-It doesn't require intubation or ventilation
-It has a lower incidence of nausea and vomiting than general anesthesia
-It allows for a faster recovery after surgery
-It provides good postoperative pain relief