A complication during caudal steroid injection.

Dere K., Akbas M., Bicerer E., Ozkan S., Dagli G.

Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, vol.22, pp.227-9, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/bmr-2009-0236
  • Journal Name: Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-9
  • Keywords: Caudal injection, radioopaque, complication, EPIDURAL INJECTIONS, NEEDLE PLACEMENT, FLUOROSCOPY
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Background and objective: Epidural injections in the lumbar spine are provided by caudal, lumbar interlaminar or transforaminal routes. Caudal epidural steroid injections are often used for low back pain. Fluoroscopic guidance has been frequently cited as a requirement for this procedure. In this case report, we demonstrate the importance of fluoroscopic guidance during caudal epidural injection.