Morimoto, Y. et al. (2017) Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 36 pp. 88–89
- We report the application of ultrasound prescan for spinal anesthesia to morbid obesity patient.
- The transverse view of the patient’s lumbar spine showed the posterior dura, transverse process, and posterior vertebral body below the thick fat tissue.
- At this point, spinal anesthesia was successfully performed.
- Pre-insertion ultrasound guidance for spinal anesthesia was useful in this morbidly obese patient with a BMI of 50.
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