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Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation Under Peritoneal Lavage Anesthesia
  1. Ramon J. Deeb, MD* and
  2. Bruce M. Viechnicki, MD
  1. From The Allentown Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  2. *Dr. Deeb is Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, The Allentown Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
  3. Dr. Viechnicki is Vice Chairman of Obstetrics, The Allentown Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania.


A technique is described utilizing peritoneal lavage with lidocaine for the purpose of laparoscopic tubal occlusion. The technique provided quite acceptable operating conditions. There was ready acceptance by all selected patients. Intraoperative and postoperative complications were quite low and readily treatable. The technique, while obviously not new in anesthetic practice, is new for laparoscopy and provides, in the authors' opinions, an acceptable alternative to general, spinal, and epidural anesthesia.

  • Peritoneal lavage anesthesia
  • Lidocaine
  • Laparoscopy

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