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Epidural anaesthetic line in a patient's back. This line is used to deliver anaesthetic to the epidural space (the space around the membranes that surround the spinal cord). An epidural anaesthetic causes a loss of sensation and loss of pain in the lower half of the body. This patient is being anaesthetised prior to surgery.
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