[Treatment of frostbite of the extremities by combined axillary plexus and peridural anesthesia: a case report including blood levels of bupivacaine].

Abstract

To enhance peripheral perfusion after local frostbite, temporary or definitive interruption of the sympathetic activity in the region of injury is useful as an adjunct to systemic treatment. The common catheter techniques of axillary or epidural block provide the advantage of continued sympathicolysis without the risks of serial punctures or irreversible surgical alterations of the autonomic nervous system. bupivacaine into the three catheters (Fig. 2). A very satisfactory clinical result was observed. There was no loss of fingers

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@article{Koester1987TreatmentOF, title={[Treatment of frostbite of the extremities by combined axillary plexus and peridural anesthesia: a case report including blood levels of bupivacaine].}, author={Ulli Koester and Bela Mutschler and Volker Hempel}, journal={Regional-Anaesthesie}, year={1987}, volume={10 3}, pages={93-5} }