Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Thoracic segmental spinal anesthesia

Anaesthetic management of cases where Thoracic segmental spinal anesthesia a suitable alternative to general anesthesia

Dr.A Sagar, Dr. Manskuri Soujanya, Dr.Ramlal Porika, Dr Joshua Dhavanam Y

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 10286-10292

This manuscript describes six cases of thoracic spinal anaesthesia for patients with for
certain cases such as laparoscopic surgeries who are considered at high risk while under
general anesthesia. Anesthesiologists are hesitant to perform spinal anesthesia above the
termination of the conus medullaris due to fear of injuring the spinal cord. However,
thoracic spinal anesthesia has been demonstrated as a safe and effective method for
various surgeries. Although not routinely used, the procedure has been shown as
beneficial in maintaining hemodynamic stability for these patients and reducing side
effects encountered with general anesthesia. This activity describes the procedure of
thoracic segmental spinal anesthesia and explains the role of the interprofessional team
in managing patients who have undergone this procedure.