Paravertebral Blocks Reduce Narcotic Use Without Affecting Perfusion in Patients Undergoing Autologous Breast Reconstruction

@article{Odom2017ParavertebralBR,
  title={Paravertebral Blocks Reduce Narcotic Use Without Affecting Perfusion in Patients Undergoing Autologous Breast Reconstruction},
  author={Elizabeth B. Odom and Nili Mehta and Rajiv P. Parikh and Ryan C Guffey and FACS FRCSC Terence M. Myckatyn},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={3180-3187}
}
Autologous breast reconstruction offers excellent long term outcomes after mastectomy. However, maintaining adequate postoperative analgesia remains challenging. Use of paravertebral blocks (PVBs) reduces postoperative narcotic use and length of stay, and enhanced recovery protocols with mixed analgesia methods are gaining popularity, but few studies have… CONTINUE READING