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2020 Oct

Surg Open Sci



Continuous thoracic spinal anesthesia with local anesthetic plus midazolam and ketamine is superior to local anesthetic plus fentanyl in major abdominal surgery.


Vincenzi P, Starnari R, Faloia L, Grifoni R, Bucchianeri R, Chiodi L, Venezia A, Stronati M, Giampieri M, Montalti R, Gaudenzi D, De Pietri L, Boccoli G
Surg Open Sci. 2020 Oct; 2(4):5-11.
PMID: 32885157.


Limited studies have applied thoracic continuous spinal anesthesia in abdominal surgery, relying exclusively on opioids. This retrospective study analyzes 2 different schemes of thoracic continuous spinal anesthesia and postoperative analgesia in elderly patients undergoing major abdominal surgery.