Paravertebral blockade for minor breast surgery.

  title={Paravertebral blockade for minor breast surgery.},
  author={Michel A M B Terheggen and Frank Wille and Inne H. M. Borel Rinkes and Trian I Ionescu and Johannes T. A. Knape},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={355-9, table of contents}
UNLABELLED Paravertebral blockade (PVB) has been advocated as a useful technique for breast surgery. We prospectively compared the efficacy of PVB via a catheter technique with the efficacy of general anesthesia (GA) for minor breast surgery. Thirty patients were randomized into two groups to receive either PVB or GA. Variables of efficacy were postoperative pain measured on a visual analog scale, postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), recovery time, and patient satisfaction. Postoperative… CONTINUE READING