Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block for an umbilical hernia repair in a patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: A case report
Perioperative management of patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome requires a special care by anaesthesiologists. Choosing the most suitable anaesthetic technique is very important. Both general anaesthesia and neuroaxial blockade may result in haemodynamic instability and arrhythmias development. Rectus sheath block is considered as a useful regional technique for umbilical surgery in patients at high-risk of cardiopulmonary complications.
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