Paravertebral block with propofol anaesthesia does not improve survival compared with sevoflurane anaesthesia for breast cancer surgery: independent discussion of a randomised controlled trial

Juan P. Cata*, Patrice Forget

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In 2017, approximately 2 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide.1 Although the rate of breast cancer recurrence is low, cancer progression is a significant cause of suffering and death in patients with locally advanced disease.1,2 Surgery in locally advanced breast cancer improves outcomes. However, it is unclear whether different anaesthetic techniques at the time of surgery have an impact on the survival of these patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume124
Issue number1
Early online date12 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

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Keywords

  • breast cancer
  • cancer recurrence
  • general anaesthesia
  • postoperative outcome
  • regional anaesthesia
  • surgery
  • MASTECTOMY
  • METAANALYSIS
  • MANAGEMENT
  • MORPHINE
  • SERUM
  • RECURRENCE
  • PERSISTENT POSTOPERATIVE PAIN
  • ANALGESIA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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