John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks are useful for resections of malignant skin tumours on the leg Volume 27, numéro 1, January-February 2017


Department of Dermatology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine,
Nagoya, Japan

Peripheral nerve block (PNB) anaesthesia is preferable to general and lumbar anaesthesia because it is less invasive [1]. Ultrasound guidance is very helpful for PNB in the lower limb [2, 3]. We have performed ultrasound-guided PNB for resection operations of malignant skin tumours on the leg and sentinel lymph node biopsies (SLNBs). In our 29 cases, PNB was found to be effective.The clinical features of the 29 patients involved in the present study are summarised in table 1. Elderly patients and [...]