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Remifentanil infusion prolongs spinal anesthesia.

Authors
  • Soliman, Mohamed Hassan
  • Ibrahim, Sami M
  • Saeed, Kiran
  • El-Omrani, Hani
  • Kokach, Ousama
Type
Published Article
Journal
Middle East journal of anaesthesiology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2013
Volume
22
Issue
1
Pages
99–102
Identifiers
PMID: 23833858
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Spinal anesthesia was given to a patient undergoing transurethral resection ofprostate (TURP). A total of 3.2 ml of bupivacaine 0.5% mixed with fentanyl 20 mcg were used. The patient started experiencing sensation after 150 min. Remifentanil intravenous infusion prolonged the duration of anesthesia for an additional 105 minutes.

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