Racz Catheter Percutaneous Epidural Neuroplasty (The Racz Procedure)

  • Koichi Mizuno
  • Ryosuke Naiki


In the Racz procedure, a spring guide epidural catheter (Racz catheter) is inserted in a scar tissue around an entrapped nerve root in the epidural space for intensive delivery of medications to affected nerves.


Spring guide epidural catheter (Racz catheter) Epidural neuroplasty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koichi Mizuno
    • 1
  • Ryosuke Naiki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaNippon Medical School, Tama Nagayama HospitalTamashiJapan

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