alexa Segmental spinal anaesthesia for cholecystectomy in a patient with severe lung disease.


Journal of Pain Management & Medicine

Author(s): van Zundert AA, Stultiens G, Jakimowicz JJ, van den Borne BE, van der Ham WG,

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Abstract Occasionally patients awaiting heart or lung transplant because of terminal disease require other types of surgery, but present significant challenges to the anaesthetist because of impaired organ function. Regional anaesthesia may have much to offer such patients and we here report one who underwent successfully a laparoscopic cholecystectomy under segmental subarachnoid (spinal) anaesthesia performed at the low thoracic level. The anatomical and physiological consequences of such a technique are discussed. This article was published in Br J Anaesth and referenced in Journal of Pain Management & Medicine

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