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Prognostic impact of tumescent local anaesthesia on survival and recurrence of melanoma following lymphadenectomy Volume 28, numéro 6, November-December 2018

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1 Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital do Câncer II, National Cancer Institute of Brazil (INCA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 Clinical Research Division, National Cancer Institute of Brazil (INCA) and Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3 Clinical Research Division, National Cancer Institute of Brazil (INCA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

We read the article by Kofler et al. with great interest [1]. The investigators found that distant metastases-free survival in patients with general anaesthesia was statistically significantly worse relative to those with tumescent local anaesthesia. The authors further described a trend towards increased survival with tumescent local anaesthesia regarding recurrence-free and melanoma-specific survival. The influence of the anaesthetic technique on long-term outcomes after oncologic surgery has been [...]