Opioid-Free Epidural-Free Anesthesia for Open Hepatectomy: A Case Report

Kelsey M. Repine, Adrian Hendrickse, Timothy T. Tran, Karsten Bartels, Ana Fernandez-Bustamante

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Opioid-free perioperative approaches hold promise to reduce opioid use after surgery and their associated side effects. Here, we report the perioperative analgesic plan of a patient who requested opioid-free care for an open partial hepatectomy. Opioid-free anesthesia care for abdominal surgery is usually dependent on epidural analgesia. However, as in this case, placing an epidural is not always an option due to contraindications such as infection, coagulopathy, or patient refusal. Our multimodal management plan provided an alternative opioid-free, epidural-free perioperative strategy that may prove useful for other patients undergoing similar surgeries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e01238
JournalA&A practice
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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