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Spinal Anesthesia for Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumor in a 101-year-old Man
  1. Emil G. Bishay, MD and
  2. Chingmuh Lee, MD
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California


This patient, the oldest spinal anesthesia case the authors have ever had, is presented because of its interest as regards the age of the patient, the technique of spinal anesthesia, the dose of local anesthetic, and the length of surgery time. The outcome was uneventful during the immediate and late postoperative period.

  • Spinal anesthesia
  • hemodynamic effects
  • Geriatric anesthesia
  • Transurethral resection
  • Bladder tumors

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