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Alternative use of intravenous set: A simple and cost-Effective technique to assess sensory blockade in spinal anesthesia


 Department of Anaesthesiology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Gauri Raman Gangakhedkar,
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_333_20

The use of pinprick for assessment of the level of sensory blockade after spinal anesthesia is a time-tested modality. In order to overcome the shortcomings of pinprick while keeping in mind the economic restraints in a government-aided tertiary care institute, we have devised an alternative technique using the available resources. This article aims to highlight this technique and promotes the use of the same in other institutions.


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