Randomized clinical trial of perianal surgery performed under spinal saddle block versus total intravenous anaesthesia.

@article{Schmittner2010RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of perianal surgery performed under spinal saddle block versus total intravenous anaesthesia.},
  author={Marc D. Schmittner and Herbert Schreiber and Andrea Janke and Christel Weiss and James Blunk and Dieter G. Bussen and Thomas L{\"u}cke},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={12-20}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this randomized clinical trial was to determine whether spinal saddle block (SSB) is superior to total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) in perianal surgery. METHODS Suitable patients aged 18-75 years (American Society of Anesthesiologists grade I or II) scheduled to undergo perianal surgery were randomized to SSB (1.0 ml 0.5 per cent hyperbaric bupivacaine) or TIVA with propofol and fentanyl by means of a laryngeal mask. Cumulative consumption of analgesics within 24 h… CONTINUE READING

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