This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Epidural anaesthetic

Epidural anaesthetic

M810/0386

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

AJ PHOTO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY AJ PHOTO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Epidural anaesthetic. Close-up of an anaesthetist injecting an anaesthetic drug into the lower back of a woman prior to a caesarean section delivery. The anaesthetic is being injected into the epidural space, the space around the membranes that surround the spinal cord. It will cause a loss of sensation and loss of pain in the lower half of the body. The use of an epidural allows the woman to be conscious during the delivery. A caesarean section involves making an incision through the abdomen and uterus in order to remove the baby. Caesareans are usually performed when a vaginal delivery would lead to complications, although some women choose to have their baby delivered this way. Photographed at the Hospital Robert Debre, Paris, France.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}