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Labor Analgesia With Paravertebral Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  1. Melody D. Suelto, M.D. and
  2. D.Barry Shaw, M.D.
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.
  1. Reprint requests: Melody D. Suelto, M.D., UAB Department of Anesthesiology, JT845, 619 South 19th St. Birmingham, AL 35233-6810.


Background and Objectives: Provision of labor analgesia continues to be a challenge for parturients with spine pathology or history of back surgery.

Methods: We report on the use of paravertebral lumbar sympathetic block for first stage labor analgesia in two parturients with spine pathology.

  • obstetric anesthesia
  • anesthesia techniques
  • labor
  • lumbar sympathetic block
  • scoliosis.

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