Morphine Epidural Analgesia in Spine Deformity Surgery

K.Yu. Ukolov, V.L. Aizenberg, N.I. Arzhakova

FGBU «CITO named after N.N. Priorov» of Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Moscow

For correspondence: Ukolov Konstantin Iurievich — Candidate of Science, Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics named after N.N. Priorov of the Russian Ministry of Health, Moscow; e-mail:

For citation: Ukolov KYu, Aizenberg VL, Arzhakova NI. Morphine Epidural Analgesia in Spine Deformity Surgery. Intensive Care Herald. 2017;1:32–36.

Introduced comparative analysis of two methods of anesthesia during surgery dorsal correction of the spine deformity in 123 patients. The quality of analgesia was assessed using hemodynamic parameters, biochemistry markers of stress, blood loss value and frequency of early postoperative complications. Total 42 patient underwent surgery under general anesthesia with mechanical ventilation, using sevoflurane and fentanyl. In 81 patients used general anesthesia, combined with epidural analgesia using 15 morphine (100 mcg/kg in 10–12 ml of saline). Use of morphine epidural analgesia in addition to general anesthesia increase quality of nociception defence, significantly decrease consumption of narcotic analgesics, anesthetics and relaxants, decrease blood loss by 10 % and frequency of complications by 20 %.

Keywords: spine deformity, scoliosis surgery, dorsal correction, general anesthesia, morphine general anesthesia

Received: 24.22.2017


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