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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00586-013-3082-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.695-700
  • Keywords: Spinal anesthesia, Bupivacaine, Levobupivacaine, RACEMIC BUPIVACAINE, ROPIVACAINE, S(-)-BUPIVACAINE
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


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.