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2020 Apr

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Pectoral Nerve Block Type II as the Sole Anesthetic for Removal of a Large Axillary Tumor: A Case Report.


Van de Putte P, Blockmans D, De Rop C, Versyck B
A A Pract. 2020 Apr; 14(6):e01201.
PMID: 32784319.


The pectoral nerve block type II (Pecs II block) combined with general anesthesia provides analgesia during breast and axillary surgery. This report describes the first use of the Pecs II block as the sole anesthetic for axillary surgery. A patient needed resection of axillary masses. She was not only very reluctant to have general anesthesia but also considered high risk because of multiple comorbidities. An ultrasound-guided Pecs II block was performed. Both masses were resected without additional sedation or analgesia. This case report suggests that, in selected cases, the Pecs II block can be used as the sole anesthetic for axillary surgery.