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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109-111

Ultrasonography in aid of spinal anaesthesia in lumbar lipomas not infallible

1 Consultant Anesthesiologist, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Fellows in Regional Anaesthesia, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Nita D'souza
Consultant Anesthesiologist, Department of Anaesthesia, 7th Floor Cancer Building, 40, Sassoon Road, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune - 411 001, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/joacc.JOACC_40_20

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Lipomas are benign tumours which are frequently seen, however there is no specific mention regarding the incidence of lumbar lipomas. Literature does not describe challenges of anaesthesia technique in patients with lumbar lipomas without neuro deficit. An ultrasound examination of the spine using a low frequency probe contributes to screening for the path for passage of the needle.

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