saddle block anesthesia

Origin of saddle block anesthesia

First recorded in 1945–50; so called because the nerve block caused by the anesthesia affects areas that would be numbed by prolonged contact with a saddle
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saddle block anesthesia in Medicine

saddle block anesthesia

n.
  1. A form of spinal anesthesia limited in area to the buttocks, perineum, and inner surfaces of the thighs.
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