Combined spinal epidural anaesthesia

  • M. Berti
  • A. Casati
  • G. Fanelli
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


While epidural and spinal blockades are well established regional anaesthetic techniques, combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia (CSE) has become increasingly popular only in last few years. The main reason for this development is the ability of combined spinal-epidural technique to combine the fast onset of spinal block with the possibility to prolong the regional block both intra- and postoperatively.


Spinal Anaesthesia Epidural Catheter Epidural Space Spinal Needle Dural Puncture 
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  • M. Berti
  • A. Casati
  • G. Fanelli

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