Selective regional anesthesia options in surgical subspecialties

Henry Liu, Charles James Fox, Michael J. Yarborough, Alan David Kaye

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These two nerves lie in close proximity to one another and are frequently blocked together with the same needle insertion. Dr. Harvey Cushing reported in the Annals of Surgery in 1900 that “almost all cases of hernia, with the possible exception of those in young children, could undoubtedly be subjected to the radical operation under local anesthesia” [1]. Today, because of infrequent use, some authors claim that the block is underutilized for herniorrhaphy [2]. Recently, Yilmazlar and colleagues compared the ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve blocks to spinal anesthesia for inguinal herniorrhaphy. They found that patients receiving the ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve blocks had shorter time-to-home readiness, quicker oral intake postsurgery, and no need for recovery room care [3].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Regional Anesthesia
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781461410133
ISBN (Print)9781461410126
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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