Epidural blood patch: Evaluation of the volume and spread of blood injected into the epidural space

M. Szeinfeld, I. H. Ihmeidan, M. M. Moser, R. Machado, K. J. Klose, A. N. Serafini

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Based on our small study of ten patients, we believe that the administration of a volume of blood between 12-15 ml will produce a satisfactory epidural blood patch, and the recommendation to use 20 ml is not necessary and probably not warranted. Our study supports the previous finding of cephaled spread of injected solutions in the epidural space and the recommendation to use the lowermost interspace in case of multiple punctures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)820-822
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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