An Entrapped Epidural Catheter in a Postpartum Patient

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Abstract

Background and Objectives:

Epidural catheters are seldom difficult to remove from patients. In fact, a review of the literature demonstrates only a few cases pertaining to epidurals and the unusual complication of catheter entrapment.

Methods:

This case report involves an uncomplicated obstetric patient who had an epidural placed for labor and in whom multiple attempts were needed to remove the catheter.

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