Pectoral nerve block as the sole anesthetic technique for a modified radical mastectomy in a comorbid patient.

Pectoral nerve block as the sole anesthetic technique for a modified radical mastectomy in a comorbid patient. Saudi Med J. 2019 Dec;40(12):1285-1289 Authors: Debbag S, Saricaoglu F Abstract Breast surgery operations are generally performed by general anesthesia. In order to decrease postoperative pain, regional anesthesia is usually combined with general anesthesia. Pectoral nerve blocks is a novel technique to provide perioperative and postoperative pain control for patients underwent breast surgery. We performed pectoral nerve block I and pectoral nerve block II as a sole anesthetic technique with sedation by dexmedetomidine for modified radical mastectomy, for a 75-year-old female patient with multiple diseases. Pectoral nerve blocks with sedation could be a good technique for breast surgery than general anesthesia in comorbid patients. PMID: 31828282 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

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Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Korean Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Conditions:   Mastectomy, Segmental;   Regional Anesthesia Intervention:   Other: Phone questionnaire Sponsors:   Samuele Ceruti;   Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Bellinzona Completed
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Source: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain: Original Articles Source Type: research
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