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2020 Mar

Minerva Anestesiol



Thoracic continuous spinal anesthesia for high-risk comorbid older patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: one-year experience of an Italian geriatric hospital.


Spannella F, Giulietti F, Damiani E, Faloia L, Stronati M, Venezia A, Vincenzi P, Castellani D, Boccoli G, Dellabella M, Giampieri M, Sarzani R, Starnari R
Minerva Anestesiol. 2020 Mar; 86(3):261-269.
PMID: 31486624.


General anesthesia is associated with high morbidity/mortality in comorbid older adults. Thoracic continuous spinal anesthesia/analgesia (TCSA) may be an alternative for major abdominal surgery. We report a one-year experience of the use of TCSA in an Italian geriatric center.