Combined intrapleural and low epidural anesthesia for upper abdominal surgery

S. Konichezky, P. Szmuk, T. Ezri, D. Soroker, U. Ben-Aharon, R. Pfefferman

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-271, 336
JournalHarefuah
Volume128
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1995

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Konichezky, S., Szmuk, P., Ezri, T., Soroker, D., Ben-Aharon, U., & Pfefferman, R. (1995). Combined intrapleural and low epidural anesthesia for upper abdominal surgery. Harefuah, 128(5), 269-271, 336.