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Epiduroscopy and Epidural Steroid Injections

Heavner, James E. D.V.M., Ph.D., F.I.P.P. (HON)*; Bosscher, Hemmo A. M.D., F.I.P.P.

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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!
James E. Heavner, D.V.M., Ph.D., F.I.P.P. (HON),*
Hemmo A. Bosscher, M.D., F.I.P.P.
*Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas. james.heavner@ttuhsc.edu
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1. Heavner JE, Wyatt DE, Bosscher HA: Lumbosacral epiduroscopy complicated by intravascular injection. Anesthesiology 2007; 107:347–5

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