Epidural fentanyl produced sufficient analgesia for ESWL in 14 of 15 sequential patients. Fentanyl produced a unique block, with no motor block, no changes in pinprick or light touch, and only subtle segmental changes in cold sensation. With the position changes needed for ESWL, little change in blood pressure and heart rate was observed. This occurred in patients who received relatively small amounts of intravenous volume. Epidural fentanyl is sufficient for ESWL and provides excellent hemodynamic stability.
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