Ultrasound guided continuous paravertebral block in a patient with coronary heart disease and sleep apnea syndrome
Bircan, Huseyin Yuce
The case of a 77-year-old patient with severe coronary heart disease who underwent radical mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection by ultrasound-guided continuous paravertebral block (CPVB) is described in the present report. Radical mastectomy with axillary dissection is a surgical procedure that necessitates endotracheal intubation and is usually performed under general anesthesia, which carries heightened risk for patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and sleep apnea syndrome (SAS). Ultrasound-guided CPVB is a simple and safe alternative technique that allows for the use of anesthesia and postoperative analgesia with minimal side effects.