We thank Merrill et al.  for their comments concerning our article.1We did not intend to present epiduroscopy as an alternative to using a catheter, where indicated, for targeted drug delivery. Dr. Merrill et al.  used our case reports to take a stand against such practice. That being the case, we totally agree with them.

Blinded by catheters, look through an epiduroscope, see, and be enlightened!

*Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas. james.heavner@ttuhsc.edu

Heavner JE, Wyatt DE, Bosscher HA: Lumbosacral epiduroscopy complicated by intravascular injection. Anesthesiology 2007; 107:347–5