Intrapleural administration of local anesthetics to achieve postoperative analgesia was recently described by Kvalheim and Reiestad. It has been stated that the intrapleural technique provides analgesia, but not surgical anesthesia. However, this method has been used recently for anesthesia during minor surgical procedures. We describe the use of combined, bilateral intrapleural and low epidural anesthesia in a woman with severe impairment of cardiopulmonary function who underwent combined splenectomy and cholecystectomy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||269-271, 336|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 1995|
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