Article

Correlation between spinal column length and the spread of subarachnoid hyperbaric bupivacaine in the term parturient

DOI: 10.1080/22201173.2010.10872678
Author(s): WM Wan RahizaDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Malaysia, AR RahaDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Malaysia, A Muhd HelmiDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Malaysia, MN NadiaDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Malaysia, M MuhammadDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Malaysia, Z Azmil FaridDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Malaysia, I AzarinahDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Malaysia, MZ JaafarDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Malaysia

Abstract

Background: Anaesthetists frequently tailor the subarachnoid local anaesthetic dosage according to parturient height to achieve sensory blockade up to the T4 dermatome for lower segment Caesarean sections (LSCSs). Studies that have been conducted have demonstrated that height does not affect the spread of subarachnoid hyperbaric bupivacaine. This study aimed to find the correlation between the spinal column length of term parturients and the highest level of sensory blockade after spinal anaesthesia.

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