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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 140-142

Regional anesthesia options in managing mastectomy: A case series


Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Intensive Care, Udayana University, Sanglah General Hospital, Bali, Indonesia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hinarto Hinarto
Jl. Prof. Moh Yamin No. 16, Denpasar, Bali 80239
Indonesia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/BJOA.BJOA_20_20

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Regional anesthesia can be a choice of technique in mastectomy surgery. The paravertebral block provides a safer setting by maintaining stable hemodynamic compared to thoracic epidural block and less of opioid needed in the postoperative period. We report our observations to ten patients who underwent a modified radical mastectomy. We either manage the case by thoracic paravertebral block or thoracic epidural anesthesia, both by combination to laryngeal mask airway.


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