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Correspondence  |   March 2008
Epiduroscopy and Epidural Steroid Injections
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • James E. Heavner, D.V.M., Ph.D., F.I.P.P. (HON)
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  • *Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas.
Article Information
Correspondence
Correspondence   |   March 2008
Epiduroscopy and Epidural Steroid Injections
Anesthesiology 3 2008, Vol.108, 538. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e31816545ca
Anesthesiology 3 2008, Vol.108, 538. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e31816545ca
In Reply:—
We thank Merrill et al.  for their comments concerning our article.1 We did not intend to present epiduroscopy as an alternative to using a catheter, where indicated, for targeted drug delivery. Dr. Merrill et al.  used our case reports to take a stand against such practice. That being the case, we totally agree with them.
Blinded by catheters, look through an epiduroscope, see, and be enlightened!
*Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas.
Reference
Reference
Heavner JE, Wyatt DE, Bosscher HA: Lumbosacral epiduroscopy complicated by intravascular injection. Anesthesiology 2007; 107:347–5Heavner, JE Wyatt, DE Bosscher, HA