Utilization of epidural volume extension technique for external cephalic version

Academic Article


  • External cephalic version (ECV) has been successfully utilized to reduce breech presentations at term and offers an alternative to elective cesarean delivery. Unfortunately, there is not a consensus on which type of regional anesthesia conveys the highest chances for a successful ECV. This case report describes the use of the epidural volume extension technique to provide surgical anesthesia for ECV with a reduced dose of local anesthetic, with the goals of minimizing motor block and hypotension in the setting of an outpatient procedure.
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    Author List

  • Hussey H; Damron J; Powell MF; Tubinis M
  • Start Page

  • 422
  • End Page

  • 423
  • Volume

  • 34
  • Issue

  • 3