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RMJ. 2009; 34(1): 117-119

Combined Spinal Epidural Anaesthesia with BiPAP- A case report

Ashok Jadon, Neelam Sinha, Prashant S Agarwal.


We report three cases where BiPAP was used with CSEA to over come hypoventilation
due to preoperative poor respiratory reserves and additive effect of sedation. This
combination provided safe alternative to conventional general anesthesia, as it avoids
need for postoperative ventilatory support and its deleterious effects (Rawal Med J

Key words: BiPAP, COPD, Combined spinal epidural anaesthesia, laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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