continuous spinal anesthesia
Definition: insertion of a catheter into the spinal subarachnoid space and leaving it in situ to permit serial intermittent injection of local anesthetic solution for prolonged spinal anesthesia.
Synonym(s): fractional spinal anesthesia
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