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2020 Jul 01

JA Clin Rep



A report of three cancer patients on opioid analgesia receiving spinal anesthesia: abrupt pain elimination without respiratory depression.



Complete removal of pain with regional anesthesia has been reported to cause fatal respiratory depression in opioid-dependent patients, which leads us to choose general anesthesia. We hereby report three cases of chronically opioid-treated cancer patients operated under spinal anesthesia without respiratory event.