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Paravertebral block in inguinal hernia surgeries: two segments or 4 segments?
She reported on 41 patients undergoing breast-conserving therapy--lumpectomy with axillary lymph node dissection--who were randomized to paravertebral block administered intraoperatively or to general anesthesia.
Loss of resistance was favoured for paravertebral blocks (n=24) and the placement of fascia iliaca femoral catheters (n=5).
A good alternative to thoracic epidural analgesia for thoracotomies is paravertebral blocks due to a lower incidence of complications (9).
2) Multiple pain relief treatment options are available, such as oral analgesics, intravenous opioids, patient-controlled opioid analgesia, interpleural blocks, intercostal blocks, paravertebral blocks, and epidural analgesia.

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