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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-44

Comparison of spinal and segmental epidural anesthesia in patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair

Department of Anaesthesiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Sawangi(M), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Saibaba Thammishetty
Department of Anaesthesiology, JNMC, Sawangi, Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_194_19

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Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate whether epidural analgesia is more advantageous over spinal anesthesia. Material and Methods: Patients who are undergoing elective inguinal hernia repair of aged between 18 and 80 years of either sex, belonging to the American Society of Anesthesiologists Class I and II were randomly distributed and given spinal and epidural anesthesia. Results: Segmental epidural anesthesia was given with 0.5% 6 ml at L1–L2 intervertebral space to compare mainly hemodynamic parameters.

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