Regional anesthesia-analgesia: Relationship to cancer recurrence and infection

Benjamin A. Vaghari, Omar I. Ahmed, Christopher L. Wu

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Abstract

The basic principles of perioperative immune function with regard to cancer recurrence and infection are reviewed. The role of regional anesthesia-analgesia in preservation of immune function and available published data are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-851
Number of pages11
JournalAnesthesiology clinics
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Epidural
  • Infection
  • Regional anesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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