Postoperative epidural analgesia following radical retropubic prostatectomy: outcome assessment.

@article{Frank1998PostoperativeEA,
  title={Postoperative epidural analgesia following radical retropubic prostatectomy: outcome assessment.},
  author={Evan D Frank and O. P. Sood and Marc C. Torjman and S. Grant Mulholland and Leonard G. Gomella},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={1998},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={117-20}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We retrospectively examined the effects of epidural analgesia on patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). METHODS Patients (203) underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy under either general or epidural anesthesia alone or a combined general epidural technique. Of those, 143 had an epidural catheter placed and underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy under general anesthesia followed by postoperative epidural analgesia (Group E+G). Twenty-eight… CONTINUE READING