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Anesthetic Considerations for Contemporary Radical Prostatectomy

  • Jerome F. O’HaraJr.
  • David Whalley
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Abstract

Anesthetic management for patients presenting for radical prostatectomy can be challenging. The different anesthetic techniques utilized in caring for these patients are influenced by whether an open or laparoscopic surgical approach is planned. Surgeon expertise, anesthetic technique, and method of postoperative pain control can affect the patient’s postoperative course. We review the anesthesia-related literature specific to this surgery and describe how our anesthetic management of these patients has evolved over the last decade.

Keywords

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Radical Prostatectomy Epidural Analgesia Epidural Anesthesia Minimally Invasive Surgery 
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