Epidural anaesthesia for surgery in advanced cancer

  • S.A. Soyannwo
  • L.N. Ebirim
Keywords: Epidural, Anaesmesia, Surgical, Advanced Carcinoma

Abstract

Patients with advanced cancer often present for surgery in a very poor clinical state. We report the use of epidural bupivacaine anaesthesia for surgical excision of a tumor and subsequent continuous infusion of bupivacaine and fentanyl for postoperative pain management in a 46 year old man with advanced sarcoma of the left thigh, cannon ball secondary deposits in the lungs and haemoptysis.

Keywords: Epidural, Anaesmesia, Surgical, Advanced Carcinoma.

Published
2016-07-27
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1119-5096
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