Somatostatin does not prevent serotonin release and flushing during chemoembolization of carcinoid liver metastases.

@article{Zimmer2003SomatostatinDN,
  title={Somatostatin does not prevent serotonin release and flushing during chemoembolization of carcinoid liver metastases.},
  author={Christian Zimmer and Peter Kienbaum and Richard Wiesemes and J{\"u}rgen Peters},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={1007-11}
}
THORACIC paravertebral block has been shown to be effective for surgical anesthesia when the afferent pain input is predominantly unilateral from the chest. We describe a patient scheduled for right thoracotomy with combined paravertebral–general anesthesia who had abnormal responses to local anesthetic injection administered via the paravertebral catheter… CONTINUE READING