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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 528-529

Cervical epidural analgesia in a case of oral cancer undergoing reconstructive surgery

Department of Anesthesiology, Shri B M Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Bijapur, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.89897

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We report a case of successful administration of cervical epidural analgesia in combination with general anaesthesia for a 50-year-old male patient of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with carcinoma of tongue undergoing reconstructive surgery. Cervical epidural analgesia was provided with intermittent doses of 0.25% bupivacaine intraoperatively in addition to general anaesthesia and intermittent doses of 0.125% bupivacaine with tramodol 1 mg/kg postoperatively. It provides marked decrease in requirement of anaesthetic drugs, rapid recovery, reduced intensive care unit stay, and less pulmonary complications.

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