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Thus we conclude that paravertebral block is as good as epidural block for pain relief post operatively.
New York School of Regional Anaesthesia 1996, 2006 Thoracic Paravertebral Block http://nysora.
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.
Results: There was no significant difference for pain scores in first 24 hours after surgery between paravertebral block (PVB) and thoracic epidural group measured at 30 min interval.
Double-blinded, placebo-controlled, prospective randomized trial evaluating the efficacy of paravertebral block with and without continuous paravertebral block analgesia in outpatient breast cancer surgery.
Comparative analysis of analgesic quality in the postoperative of thoracotomy: paravertebral block with bupivacaine 0.
Continuous paravertebral block for postthoracotomy analgesia in children.
An intercostal drain was inserted and a continuous thoracic paravertebral block was planned for pain relief.
Recently other modes of anaesthesia/ analgesia like thoracic epidural or thoracic paravertebral block can also be applied for that purpose.
Most involved general anaesthesia alone, although three patients also had an epidural and one included a paravertebral block (16,20,28,29).
This placebo controlled, double blind, prospective study is designed to assess the efficacy of dexamethasone administered as adjuvants with local anaesthetic levobupivacaine for single bolus injection of thoracic paravertebral block in patients undergoing elective thoracotomy.

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