The Use of Ultrasound to Measure the Depth of Thoracic Epidural Space
Issam Khayata*, Gustavo Angaramo, Robert Lee, Costin Negroiu, Alexander Zilber, and Patty Amelin
Department of Anesthesiology,UMass Memorial Medical center, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Issam Khayata
Department of Anesthesiology
UMass Memorial Medical center, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 13, 2013; Accepted date: May 29, 2013; Published date: May 31, 2013
Citation: Khayata I, Angaramo G, Lee R, Negroiu C, Zilber A, et al. (2013) The Use of Ultrasound to Measure the Depth of Thoracic Epidural Space. J Anesthe Clinic Res 4:332. doi: 10.412/2155-6148.1000332
Copyright: © 2013 Khayata I, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The use of ultrasound to aid in regional blocks has increased in recent years as a result of improvement in ultrasound technology. Ultrasonography can be used to measure the depth of thoracic epidural spacewith a good correlation with the actual depth as detected by the loss of resistance technique.