|Title||Experimental subdural retrobulbar injection of anesthetic.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1984|
|Date Published||1984 Aug|
|Keywords||Anesthetics, Humans, Injections, Respiratory Insufficiency, Subdural Space|
Sudden respiratory arrest following retrobulbar block, a complication which has gained increasing attention, is explained by an experimental study in which radiopaque dye was injected into the intraorbital subdural space, as could easily be done in a living patient, and was shown by radiography to diffuse posteriorly along the subdural space to the midbrain surrounding the respiratory center. Clinical implications are discussed.
|Alternate Journal||Ann Ophthalmol|