What are spinal block and epidural anesthesia?

These are two techniques used to eliminate pain during a surgical or obstetrical procedure. They numb the part of the body that is being operated on:

A spinal block consists of injecting a medication (local anesthetic) into the cerebrospinal fluid (spine) where the nerve roots are located. This involves the use of a needle that is then removed. In rare cases, a catheter (very small soft tube) is placed through the needle to allow additional doses of medication to be injected.

What is peripheral nerve catheter anesthesia?

Peripheral nerve catheter anesthesia consists of the continuous infusion of anesthetics through a catheter (very small soft plastic tube) near the nerves involved in the area to be operated on. This type of anesthesia numbs the part of the body around the catheter so that a surgical procedure can be performed without pain. This technique also serves as an analgesic (painkiller) in the operated area and lasts during the post-operation period: the infusion of anesthetics through the peripheral nerve catheter is continued in the recovery room, your hospital room and sometimes even at home.

What is general anesthesia?

This is a technique used to eliminate pain during a surgical, obstetrical or medical procedure (endoscopy, radiology, etc.). It is induced by injecting medication or inhaling anesthetic vapors.

These substances put you into a state comparable to very deep sleep.

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Pour établir un diagnostic ou dans le traitement d'une maladie, il est fréquent que les patients doivent passer plusieurs examens complémentaires sur différentes machines.