Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 288–291 | Cite as

Comparison of sprotte and Quincke needles with respect to spinal fluid leakage using artificial spinal cord

  • Yoshikiyo Amaki
  • Michihiko Moriyama
  • Toshimichi Kuzuta
  • Keiko Yabe
  • Misato Kaneko
Original Articles



This research investigated whether the Sprotte needle causes less leakage of CSF than the Quincke needle in the artificial spinal cord.


The changes in intradural pressure, extradural pressure, and leaked volume of CSF were evaluated following puncture with Sprotte and Quincke needles in the artificial spinal cord.


The decrease in intradural pressure was 9.7±1.8 mm H2O with the Sprotte needle and 20.5±2.7 mm H2O with the Quincke needle (P<0.05). The volume of leakage of artificial CSF was 2.0±0.3 ml with the Sprotte needle and 3.3 ±0.3 ml with the Quincke needle (P<0.01). The extradural pressure increase was 166.1±8.2 mm H2O with the Sprotte needle and 186.8±13.2 mm H2O with the Quincke needle (P<0.05).


The Sprotte needle produces less CSF leakage than the Quincke needle.

Key words

Spinal anesthesia Spinal fluid Spinal cord 


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© JSA 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshikiyo Amaki
    • 1
  • Michihiko Moriyama
    • 1
  • Toshimichi Kuzuta
    • 1
  • Keiko Yabe
    • 1
  • Misato Kaneko
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyJikei University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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