Tattoo and epidural analgesia : Rise and fall of a myth

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Kluger , N & Sleth , J-C 2020 , ' Tattoo and epidural analgesia : Rise and fall of a myth ' , La Presse Médicale , vol. 49 , no. 4 , 104050 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lpm.2020.104050

Title: Tattoo and epidural analgesia : Rise and fall of a myth
Author: Kluger, Nicolas; Sleth, Jean-Christian
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Clinicum
Date: 2020-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 3
Belongs to series: La Presse Médicale
ISSN: 0755-4982
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/324641
Abstract: Since 2002, it has been unclear whether epidural analgesia (EA) could safe through a lower back tattoo. Theoretical risks of pigment tissue coring have led to precautionary measures and misconception that EA should be excluded. We reviewed chronologically the 18 years of medical literature summarizing the so-called risks of EA through lower back tattoo in parturient women. To date, no convincing complication has been ever reported after an EA through a tattoo. We hope this review will bring a closure to a 18-year-old "non-issue'' that has poisoned and stressed unnecessarily a generation of parturient. (C) 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.
Subject: Epidural analgesia
Infiltration
Pregnancy
Spine
Tattoo
Tattooing
Tissue coring
LUMBAR TATTOOS
OBSTETRIC ANESTHESIA
LABOR ANALGESIA
TISSUE
PARTURIENTS
NEED
3111 Biomedicine
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