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a. paravertebral, situado-a al lado de la columna vertebral.
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Single-shot paravertebral block (PVB) was compared with a continuous PVB in a double-blinded, placebo-controlled RCT for outpatient breast surgery.
Although first described in 1905 by Hugo Sellheim of Leipzig (1871-1936), the paravertebral block has only recently become popular (17).
Paravertebral block (PVB) has been used for postoperative analgesia in children since 1992 (1).
Although there are several complications attributed to thoracic paravertebral block (1), there have been no previous reports of vocal cord palsy.
Most involved general anaesthesia alone, although three patients also had an epidural and one included a paravertebral block (16,20,28,29).
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