A comparison of spinal anesthesia characteristics following intrathecal bupivacaine or levobupivacaine in lumbar disc surgery

Sahin A. S. , Türker Y. G. , Bekar A. , Bilgin H. , Korfali G.

EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, vol.23, no.3, pp.695-700, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00586-013-3082-0
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.695-700


While bupivacaine is the most frequently used local anesthetic for spinal anesthesia, use of levobupivacaine in clinical practice has advanced recently. The aim of our study was to compare the clinical and anesthetic effects of isobaric bupivacaine and isobaric levobupivacaine when administered intrathecally in patients undergoing lumbar disc surgery.