Comparative evaluation of thoracic epidural anaesthesia and general anaesthesia during the modified radical mastectomy
Dr. Rajesh Verma
The present study compared general anaesthesia and thoracic epidural block in female patients undergoing oncologic surgeries of the breast with evaluation of the outcomes of the anaesthesia. The study is conducted in PatnaMedical College and Hospital in Surgery department from the duration of Nov 2016 to Jun 2017. Total 20 patients having are group of 40-70 year were enrolled in to the study.
The incidence of breast cancer has been increasing and, currently, it is the most common cancer in females. Surgery is the main treatment and the current tendency is towards less extensive procedure with axillary dissection for removal of lymph nodes to guide further treatment. In this situation, the anesthetic technique should provide adequate intraoperative anaesthesia and good postoperative analgesia without collateral effects and with the minimum hospitalization time.