Paravertebral block for patients older than 80 years in one day surgery elective mastectomy

Paravertebral block for patients older than 80 years in one day surgery elective mastectomy

Authors

  • Christian Compagnone 2° Servizio Anestesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Antalgica A. O. Ospedaliero - Universitaria Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Eleonora Schiappa 2° Servizio Anestesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Antalgica A. O. Ospedaliero - Universitaria Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Daniele Bellantonio 2° Servizio Anestesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Antalgica A. O. Ospedaliero - Universitaria Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Gianluca Ghirardi 2° Servizio Anestesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Antalgica A. O. Ospedaliero - Universitaria Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Elisabetta Rossini 2° Servizio Anestesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Antalgica A. O. Ospedaliero - Universitaria Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Fernanda Tagliaferri 2° Servizio Anestesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Antalgica A. O. Ospedaliero - Universitaria Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Guido Fanelli 2° Servizio Anestesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Antalgica A. O. Ospedaliero - Universitaria Parma, Parma, Italy

Keywords:

Paravertebral block, regional anesthesia, elderly patients, day-surgery

Abstract

Paravertebral block (PVB) has been proposed as an alternative to General anaesthesia (GA) for breast surgery. It provides good operative anaesthesia, good pain control with little adverse effects. Six women older than 80 year were selected. All patients were post-operatively interviewed about the presence of pain, nausea and vomiting. All patients declared absence of pain and nausea and that they were satisfied with the procedure. The use of PVB allows elderly patients to undergo ambulatory surgery for the treatment of breast cancer with satisfaction. This technique allows a short recovery and adequate postoperative pain relief with reduced hospital costs.

Author Biography

Christian Compagnone, 2° Servizio Anestesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Antalgica A. O. Ospedaliero - Universitaria Parma, Parma, Italy

2° Rianimazione, Terapia Analgica e Anestesia.

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Published

23-01-2014

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CASE REPORTS

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Paravertebral block for patients older than 80 years in one day surgery elective mastectomy. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2014 Jan. 23 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];84(3):234-6. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/3000