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Inadvertent Intravascular Bupivacaine Injection Following Retrobulbar Block: Report of Three Cases
  1. H. P. Beltranean, D.O.*,
  2. M. J. Vega, M.D.*,
  3. N. Kirk, M.D. and
  4. G. Blankenship, M.D.
  1. From the Departments of *Anesthesiology and †Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
  1. Address reprint requests to Dr. Beltranean: Department of Anesthesiology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, P. O. Box 520875 Biscayne Annex, Miami, FL 33152.


Three case reports are presented which describe possible complications of retrobulbar blocks and their emergency medical management. Prompt recognition of systemic toxicity following regional anesthesia permits proper treatment and satisfactory outcome.

  • Bupivacaine
  • Complications
  • Case report
  • Retrobulbar block

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