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Whipple IRE for PC: An epidural for pain relief is placed before major surgery? How can this be done when incision goes through the stomach?

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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The epidural analgesia is delivered via a very thin flexible tube which is inserted in the back before the surgery.
Its presence does not prevent the patient from being supine during the abdominal surgery.

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The epidural analgesia is delivered via a very thin flexible tube which is inserted in the back before the surgery.
Its presence does not prevent the patient from being supine during the abdominal surgery.
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Dr. Eric Chevlen
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Dr. Mary David
Just like it is used all the time for c-sections
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