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Regional Anesthesia as a Safe Alternative to General Anesthesia in the Multiple-trauma Patient
  1. Stephen H. Butler, M.D. and
  2. Peter R. Freund, M.D.
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, Washington
  1. Address reprint requests to Dr. Butler: Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195.


The safety and effectiveness of selected nerve blocks to provide protracted anesthesia was demonstrated in a multiple-trauma patient requiring complex surgical repair.

  • Case history
  • Block, Gasserian
  • Plexus, brachial, cervical
  • Technique
  • regional
  • Trauma

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