Asim B Mohammad*
University of Lahore Medical School, Social Security Hospital, Multan Road, Lahore, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Asim B Mohammad, University of Lahore Medical School, Social Security Hospital, Multan Road, Lahore, Pakistan.
Received: October 08, 2020; Published: December 08, 2020
We present a clinical case of a 37-year-old housewife of Pakistani origin, who presented with right hypochondrial pain. Ultrasound analysis of her abdomen revealed cholelithiasis and the decision for an elective cholecystectomy was taken. The patient refused general anaesthetic due to fear that she may not regain consciousness, therefore thoracic (T6-T7) epidural block was offered. Following a review of published literature, we believe this to be the first reported case of open cholecystectomy under thoracic epidural block, for reasons of patient choice. The procedure was a success and the patient was discharged with no further incident.
Keywords: Case Report; Open Cholecystectomy; Thoracic Epidural Block; Fear; Anaesthetic
Citation: Asim B Mohammad. “Open Cholecystectomy Under Thoracic Epidural Block - A Case Report". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.1 (2021): 11-13.
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