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Paravertebral and Brachial plexus block for Abdominal flap to cover the upper limb wound

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Author(s): Narendra kumar | Neelam Dogra

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 12;
Issue: 13;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Abdominal flap cover | Thoracic paravertebral block | elderly patient

ABSTRACT
We present a case report where thoracic paravertebral block and brachial plexus block were used in a sick elderly patient with poor cardiopulmonary reserve, to cover a post traumatic raw area of the upper limb by raising flap from lateral abdominal wall. The residual raw area of abdomen was then covered with the split skin graft taken from thigh.
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