Regional anesthesia for foot surgery in a patient with high-grade B-cell lymphoma

Yomen V. Y. , Gulec S., Ersoy U. C. , Ozcan E., Erkilic E., Ozcan A. T. D. , ...More

Anaesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care, vol.25, no.4, pp.544-546, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.35975/apic.v25i4.1576
  • Title of Journal : Anaesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care
  • Page Numbers: pp.544-546
  • Keywords: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Lymphoma, Radiotherapy, Regional anesthesia


© 2021 Faculty of Anaesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care, AFMS. All rights reserved.Cancer is a global health issue. Approximately 40% of the world population faces cancer at some point of their lives. Even though various cancer treatment modalities, such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery, have been improved during the recent past, they still can cause many undesirable side effects. In order to administer a good and safe anesthesia in these patients, the acute and chronic side effects of the cancer treatment must be well understood by the anesthesiologist. Regional anesthesia has been thought to have a positive effect on the postoperative healing by decreasing the stress response to surgery. Some studies even show beneficial effects of regional anesthesia in oncological cases. We present a report of spinal anesthesia in a patient with high-grade B-cell lymphoma, scheduled for amputation of necrotic toes of feet.