Low Concentration Epidural Anesthesia Combined with Transversus Abdominis Plane Block -- A Case Report in A High-risk Colostomy Operation
1Department of Anesthesiology, Taitung Mackay memorial hospital, Taitung, Taiwan
DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0061 Vol.17,Issue 1,January 2021 pp.205-208
Published: 08 January 2021
We report a high-risk cachexia patient receiving special regional anesthesia in a colostomy operation. Because of multiple underlying diseases and severe malnutrition status, we combined epidural anesthesia (EA) with transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block. Low concentration EA (Lidocaine 1% as test dose and rescue dose; Bupivacaine 0.2% as loading and maintenance dose) aimed for visceral pain; subcostal TAP block (Bupivacaine 0.25%) focused on the skin incision. The colostomy was done completely without any complication. Our case showed that low concentration EA combined with TAP block provided stable and sufficient anesthesia and could be a sole anesthesia technique in a colostomy.
Epidural anesthesia, Truncal blocks, Transversus abdominis plane block, Critical Care
Tzu-Chun Wang,Chia-Hsiang Huang. Low Concentration Epidural Anesthesia Combined with Transversus Abdominis Plane Block -- A Case Report in A High-risk Colostomy Operation. Signa Vitae. 2021. 17(1);205-208.
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