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Distance from Skin to the Lumbar Epidural Space in an Obstetric Population
  1. B. H. Meiklejohn, B.SC., M.B., CH.B., F.F.A.R.C.S.
  1. From the Department of Anaesthesia, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, England


The distance from skin to the epidural space was measured in 163 patients receiving epidural analgesia. The mean distance was found to be 4.78 cm, which correlated with other anatomic measurements. The presence of edema and the ethnic origin of the patients had significant effects on this distance.

  • Epidural analgesia

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