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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2009;56(3):330-333.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2009.56.3.330   
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed under regional anesthesia in patient who had undergone pneumonectomy: A case report.
Jae Woo Yi, Soo Eun Choi, Jun Young Chung
Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, East-West Neo Medical Center, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. mdyjw@medigate.net
Seventy-one years old, ASA physical status III, male patient underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy due to acute cholecystitis with gall bladder (GB stone). He had undergone right pneumonectomy nine years ago. Moderate obstructive and restrictive pattern was found on PFT and hypokinesia of apical anterior and septum segments was seen on echocardiography. Due to patient's refusal of receiving general anesthesia, we decided to perform regional anesthesia. Epidural catheter was inserted at 10th thoracic intervertebral space and segmental spinal anesthesia was performed at L2-L3 intervertebral space with 5 mg of hyperbaric bupivacaine 0.5% and 20 ug of fentanyl. A segmental sensory block, extending from T3 through L2 dermatomes, was obtained. Surgery was performed smoothly and uneventfully. Patient discharged from hospital at 3 days after surgery.
Key Words: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Pneumonectomy; Regional anesthesia


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