Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery Under Regional Neuraxial Anaesthesia: the Beginning of a New Era?

Abstract

1. Abstract
1.1. Background and Objectives: At present, most laparoscopic interventions are performed under general anesthesia. In literature we have few retrospective studies, with few cases, that show just minor laparoscopic proceduresperformed under regional anesthe- sia.
Our study tried to assess the feasibility of almost all types of gyne- cologic laparoscopies under regional neuraxial anaesthesia.
1.2. Methods: In this retrospective case series we collected sever- al cases of women undergoing different gynecologic interventions such as adnexectomy, enucleation of ovarian cysts, multiple my- omectomies, laparoscopic hysterectomies, laparoscopic complete excision of endometriosis and hysteroscopies using regional an- aesthesia. All the surgeries were performed at the Donatello Clinic in Florence (Italy).