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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 562-565

Ultrasound-guided thoracal paravertebral block for awake thoracoscopic lobectomy in a high-risk patient: The first reported case

1 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Prof. Dr. Cemil Tascioglu City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Prof. Dr. Cemil Tascioglu City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Volkan Ozen
Darülaceze Cad., No: 27, Sisli, Istanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_106_21

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One-lung ventilation provided by double-lumen tube intubation under general anaesthesia has conventionally been considered necessary for thoracoscopic major pulmonary resections. Recently, regional anaesthesia techniques have been used to avoid complications of tracheal intubation and general anaesthesia. Although paravertebral block (PVB) comes to the fore as a safe and useful regional anaesthesia technique for intra-operative and post-operative analgesia for a wide variety of surgeries involving the thoracic and lumbar regions, it is sometimes used for anaesthesia. Here, we aimed to demonstrate that biportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery can be performed in a right upper lobectomy while maintaining spontaneous ventilation in a 55-year-old, awake patient who was not intubated under ultrasound-guided PVB.


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