Konstantinos Pratsas

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BACKGROUND Regional anesthesia has not been used as the sole anesthetic procedure other than in the scenario of a patient at high risk to undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy with CO2 pneumoperitoneum under general anesthesia. METHODS Fifteen ASA grade I or II patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy with low-pressure CO2 pneumoperitoneum under(More)
BACKGROUND Regional anesthesia has not been used as the sole anesthetic procedure in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair due to the fear of potential adverse effects of the pneumoperitoneum. However, there are recent reports on the feasibility of performing laparoscopic procedures, such as cholecystectomy, in fit patients, under spinal anesthesia alone. The(More)
To compare prospectively open vs. laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) inguinal hernia repair performed under different anesthetic methods. A total of 175 patients scheduled for unilateral inguinal hernia repair were assigned to one of the following groups: (i) open repair under local anesthesia, (ii) open repair under regional anesthesia, (iii)(More)
Regional anesthesia has not been used as the sole anesthetic procedure other than in the scenario of a patient at high risk to undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy with CO2 pneumoperitoneum under general anesthesia. Fifteen ASA grade I or II patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy with low-pressure CO2 pneumoperitoneum under spinal anesthesia.(More)
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