Randomised clinical trial of pilonidal sinus operations performed in the prone position under spinal anaesthesia with hyperbaric bupivacaine 0.5 % versus total intravenous anaesthesia


The aim of this randomised clinical trial was to determine whether spinal anaesthesia (SPA) is superior to total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) in patients undergoing pilonidal sinus (PS) operations in the prone position. After approval of the local ethics committee, suitable patients aged 19–49 years were randomised to SPA (7.5 mg hyperbaric bupivacaine… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00384-012-1619-z

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