Comparison of the acoustic windows for the thoracic paramedian epidural approach after shoulder rotation: The lateral decubitus versus the sitting position.

Affiliation

Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Inha University College of Medicine, 27, Inhang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the mean lengths of the posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL) as the acoustic window during the thoracic paramedian epidural approach after shoulder rotation, while subjects were in the lateral decubitus or in the sitting position.

Keywords

Lateral decubitus position,Posterior longitudinal ligament,Shoulder rotation,Sitting position,Spinal ultrasonography,Thoracic epidural,

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